Blueberry time at Derryvilla Blueberry Farm


Food writer, broadcaster and author Caroline Hennessy has been focused on food and writing since editing Ireland’s first food website for RTÉ in 2000. Chair of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild, she established the award-winning Bibliocook: All About Food in 2005, is the author of two books about beer and food and has a column in the Irish Examiner in which she writes about small food producers and the ways in which they develop and maintain a sustainable local food system.

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  1. Kristin says:

    Just wanted to let you know we packed up the kids and went to Derryvilla today, seeing as how the weather was so good. The berries couldn’t be better, fat and sweet. We lost the run of ourselves and picked 4 kg – without any plans for what to do with them! I’ve put some in the freezer and would also like to make a batch of jam, but after that, I’m still not sure. I’m so glad you did a write-up for the farm and reminded me of it, because with the motorways now, it only took a little over an hour and a half to get there (I seem to remember it taking three hours before). We’ll be making this a yearly trip now!

  2. Caroline says:

    That sounds brilliant! I can just imagine the kids loving it. I had Little Missy with me when I was interviewing Nuala but she was asleep in the car, being watched over by my aunt, and unfortunately it was just too wet to take her down picking with me.I’ve been doing lots of blueberry baking too, blueberry and lemon loaves cooling as I work. Hopefully it will be slice-able in time for morning coffee!

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