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Macreddin Village Food Fair

 

Macreddin Village Food Market

 

Our legendary Sunday Food Market, which have been running from early Spring to late Autumn since 1999, returns on Sunday March 02nd, and runs on the first Sunday of every month thereafter until Sunday October 05th 2014.

A pig-on-a-spit, a great barbeque, live jazz, chilled organic prosecco and creamy pints from Acton's - does life get any better?

Market Stalls Holders at Macreddin Village Food Market

Gustavo & Theresa Hernandez - Food from Mexico

Mero Mero means: “the real thing” and Gustavo who hails from Thaquepaque, Mexico, and his Irish wife Theresa have been producing authentic Mexican foods for many years. Visit their Mero Mero stall and you will be sure to find customers chowing down on the finest burritos, empanadas, fajitas and tacos.

Denis Healy - Denis Healy Vegetables

Denis is certified organic since 1983, and  grows his wide full range of fruit, vegetables, herbs without the use of pesticides, chemical fertilisers, herbicides or other artificial treatments, and has been supplying BrookLodge since we opened in December 1999. www.organicdelights.ie

Sam & Betty Griffith - Olvi Oils

Handmade sauces by Sam & Miriam Griffith, father and daughter team since 1994. Very easy to use, additive free and Irish made delicious sauces.Both Sam & Betty have been attending BrookLodge Markets since we started 12 years ago. www.olvioils.ie

Sheelagh Goss - Cakes

Sheelagh who lives in Aughrim has been attending Macreddin Village Food Market for the past few years. Her speciality homemade cakes and buns have guests queuing up to her stall as soon as she arrives. Our favourite is her homemade Lemon drizzle cake…

Jenny & Peter Young - Castlefarm

Peter and Jenny are the fourth generation of Youngs at Castlefarm, and all their meat, vegetables and eggs are certified organic. Their stand also sells other local produce and speciality foods including cheese, chutneys, dressings, jams farmhouse Ice cream, home-baking & gluten free items. www.castlefarmshop.ie

Sue Wardell - Mr Bees’s Active Manuka Honey

Sue and Trevor Wardell import their Mr Bee’s Active Manuka directly from a bee keeper in New Zealand. It is not blended or processed and is just as the bees intended, “probably” the purest Manuka honey on market. mrbeesmanuka.com

Cathy Whitty - Cathy’s Spelt for Health

Cathy’s business started after she suffered an allergic reaction to wheat. After this Cathy began baking with spelt flour instead of wheat and her business grew from there. Cathy sells her pre-mix range of bread mixes at our market and our own Village Storerooms. cathysspeltforhealth.ie

Hermione Winters - Cakes, Sweetie Things

Hermione who is a convivium leader with Slow Food Ireland, surprises us every month with something she makes in her own kitchen. Her speciality fudge and cakes always go down a treat with the customers.

J Hick & Sons - Hick’s Traditional Pork Butchers.

Ed Hick is a 4th generation pork butcher with a full organic licence. They make on average of 10+ types of sausages per week including bespoke recipes. They cure, salt & smoke all their own bacon and hams. The BrookLodge have been using Ed Hicks Sausages and Pudding since 1999. www.edhicks.com

Enda & Tracy Byrne - Three Wells Ice Cream

Three Wells is located just outside Aughrim Village beside us here at The BrookLodge. This luxury ice cream is made in the old fashioned way, prepared with milk and cream from their own dairy herd. Their indulgent sorbets are created using the classical French method with locally grown ingredients. www.threewellsdairy.com

Caryna Camerino - Caryna Cakes

Caryna's Cakes offers the best quality home-baked treats made with real Irish butter, pure vanilla extract, and Irish free range eggs. Caryna's Cakes are baked fresh and from scratch, without added preservatives, enzymes or stabilisers and emulsifiers, to ensure they taste their absolute best. www.carynascakes.com

Gert & Elizabeth Stam - Garden Plants, Caherhurley Nursery

Caherhurley Nursery is a small family enterprise where they work with enthusiasm, dedication and a passion for quality plants and herbs. The nursery is part of their farm situated at the top of a foothill of Slieve Berneagh in East Clare.

Janet Drew- Janet’s Country Fayre - Preserves

Janet's Country Fayre provides a range of traditional and contemporary chutneys, relishes sauces, pestos, salsas and dressings, made by hand and presented in a highly distinctive range of packaging. Janet uses only the best indigenous Irish produce, ensuring absolute integrity in taste.  www.janetscountryfayre.com

Michael & Paul Pritchard - The Organic Herb Company

Their Herb, Spice and Seed oils are cold pressed by mechanical means to produce exceptional organic oils. This procedure does not impair the natural character of the base oil or the herbs and spices. You could not fit any more natural goodness in a bottle. www.organicherbco.com

The BrookLodge Stalls:

  • Wild Garlic Pesto - Our Wild Garlic Pesto is a must at the May & April Markets. Wild Garlic is picked by the chefs of Macreddin Village and then made into Pesto; we also serve this to our guests in The Strawberry Tree Restaurant.
  • Pig on a Spit and Barbeque
  • Organic Breads & Jams – Organic Breads made fresh from Macreddin Bakery, including our renowned Brown Bread which goes down a treat with all our Market goers. For anyone that has had Breakfast in BrookLodge they will be familiar with our Organic Strawberry and Green Peppercorn Jam or another favourite is our Organic Marmalade with Jameson Whiskey.
  • Wine & Beverages – a wide selection of wine and beverage to sit back and enjoy on those hot summer days.