Market newsletter 5th August 2010

We hope you enjoy this week's newsletter and that you get the time to come along to the market this Saturday to enjoy our food and wines. August should hopefully bring us some decent weather during the month for us to enjoy either at home or away, so lets make the most of it while we can!

As a Meath GAA Supporter, I suppose I had better just say it now - yes, Kildare were by far the better team last Sunday, just as well Colm will be away on his holidays this Sat, as he is still in the sporting doldrums over the match... (photo courtesy of GAA Photogallery at

Events update:


Sally O'Kelly is now taking bookings for pilates again. She asked us to to tell people that she will be running a 6 week Stott Pilates Beginner's course at the market from 4th September to  9th October. Time 12.00 to 1.00.  Total cost of course €60. Tel: 086 8869807 for further details.


Stallholder news:

Dublin Meath Growers: Sheila tells me that they will have more of the lovely Gladioli for sale this Saturday - buy one bunch get one free - and grown in Ireland. They will also have new season Irish parsnips (great done as a mash with equal amounts of potatoes, and some olive oil and garlic), and vegetable marrows for sale (I will be seeking out some recipes as inspiration for these rather large vegetables, so check back on the website at our news section, or ask on Saturday).


The Spud Man is due to pick up lots of berry fruits tomorrow - no excuse not to get those all important anti-oxidants into your diet this week - he will have blackcurrants, gooseberries, strawberries, cherries, blueberries and blackberries. There are no raspberries available this week. At this rate of going, he'll have to change his name from The Spud Man to the Berry Man!

Pantry news: - Flavour, flavour and more flavour!

New Product from Killowen in Wexford. We are now stocking their lovely pro-biotic yogurt and fruit pots, which will be on tasting at The Tasting Table, alongside Wild Orchards Bio Smoothie (Strawberry and Mango). Bernie Burke dropped off a new batch of her Ice-cream and Bojana of FromMothersKitchen jams did likewise, so there will be plenty to chose from.

We also have a new range of scented candles available at the basket & candle table, made by Rathborne Candles (apparently the oldest candle-makers in Europe - since 1488!). Two lovely scents - one is vanilla & orchid and the other is lavender & camomile (well, I couldnt really move away from a food theme, could I!)

Cafe news: We'll be doing Hungarian Goulash this Saturday, topped with some mashed spud (priced at only €7), alongside our usual fare. The recipe from last week's dish of the day for Spanish chicken casserole is here.

Wine Stall offers: As Colm is away this Saturday, I get to chose the wines of the week, and so I am picking two of my current favourites:

 Valori Trebbiano d'Abruzzo - a lovely white wine from south-east Italy. Normally the Trebbiano grape is fairly mundane, but this wine fairly sparkles with lemon, pear and peach flavours. Normally priced at €14, we have it on offer this Saturday at €11.90.

On the red wine front, we have our Aga Roble on special. Tastes of plum, blackcurrant and vanilla with smooth ripe tannins, usual price of €11.50, we have it on special on Saturday with a 15% discount, so €9.77 - great value at under a tenner...

So, what more could you ask for?   Hope to see you Saturday - in the meantime, take care, and pass on the word to your friends about us.

Brid & Colm