Inspired by last month’s very successful Irish Food Blogger Event, put together by Bord Bia and Donal Skehan, Theresa Storey from The Green Apron (watch out for her artisan preserve stall at Limerick’s Milk Market on Saturdays) and I got together for a chat. A couple of hours later, fired up by a brace of strong espressos, we decided to organise a similar get together in this area of the country.
At the time I was in contact with Margaret from A Year In Redwood (also on Facebook and Twitter) and she very kindly offered to host at her farm in North Tipperary where she and Farmer Alfie produce and sell their own free-range Saddleback pork and bacon. So, next week – Wednesday 16 June to be precise – we are heading off on a Food Bloggers Country Outing. Funnily enough, there’s a bit of a pork focus again but hopefully this time round we’ll get to meet the actual pigs behind the pork! The other aim of this day is – like the Bord Bia event – to have the opportunity to meet other food bloggers in person over a cuppa and, perhaps, some cake.
What: Food Bloggers Country Outing
When: 2pm on Wednesday 16 June
Where: Redwood, Margaret O’Farrell’s farm in North Tipperary which is, according to Margaret “about an hour from Limerick, similar distance from Galway, 2 hours from Dublin and I’ve done Cork in 2 hours too! We are 1 mile off the Birr – Portumna road if you look at a map.”