OVER THREE THOUSAND PEOPLE ATTEND FOOD FESTIVAL
The weather did little to dampen the atmosphere at the Mitchelstown Food Festival last weekend, writes Brian Moore.
Over 3000 people turned out on Sunday to sample some of the great food the region has to offer with almost 60 stands showcasing producers and their food. There was also opportunities aplenty to sample some of this good food at the Food Court and Cafe at the Mitchelstown Business Park in Coolnanave.
This year’s theme for the festival was ‘bring home the bacon’ and one of the highlights of the festival was the launch of the Truly Irish brand of rashers and sausages.
There were also awards up for grabs with the Old Mill Bake House getting the award for best stand on the day, best food product went to Dee’s Organic Omega Burger while the best new local product was captured by O’Callaghan Deli and Kate’s homemade sausage rolls.
The seminar, ‘Irish Pork from Farm to Fork’ on Friday, and a street carnival organised by Mitchelstown Lions Club on Saturday were also deemed to be very successful.
Ger Moylan, PRO for the Mitchelstown Food Festival, was delighted with the turnout and the quality of food on show.
“We would like to thank all the sponsors and the committee members for all their hard work and support. We also wish to commend CSA Development and Europlan for the use of the Mitchelstown Business Park, which ensured that the weather didn’t spoil the day.
"Of course we would like to thank Mr. Paul Ross, head of food research at Teagasc for officially opening the festival. Work is underway now for the Mitchelstown Food Festival 2010 and we are calling on all businesses and individuals to get involved and help make the Mitchelstown live up to its reputation as the home of good food, "
Ger Moylan told The Avondhu.
Thursday 3rd September 7:41pm