Calendar of Events
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?
For a list of stall holders at our Village Food Market, please see further down this page.
Wild&Slow – November 8th & 9th
Slow Food Ireland is delighted to announce Wild&Slow 2014. This unique European festival will once again celebrate everything that is good about Irish food: fresh, local, traditional and Wild. This is a biennial event which will culminate on the 8th of November 2014, when the eyes of the nation will once again be on Wicklow as Ireland's 4th Wild Food Harvest festival takes place here in the BrookLodge Hotel and Macreddin Village.
Overnight Packages available to include a unique 7 course Wild Foods Dinner from just €135pps - Book Now
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.