September – October Highlights:
Following on from our busy summer schedule, we kept up the same momentum in September.
This was a month full of festivals!
First up was at trip to the sunny South-East, to Waterford Harvest Festival, from the 8th– 10th. A windy, but sunny weekend where we met locals and visitors and really enjoyed the warm, welcoming festive atmosphere.
Next, we were at West Cork Food Festival, in Skibbereen, which was on from 8th – 17th. It’s always a pleasure to visit Skibb and meet the amazing local producers there. The festival always has an exciting program and this year was no different with over 230 culinary and adventure events across the region’s towns, villages and islands.
After our trip to Cork, we kept it local with Tralee Food Festival, 22nd – 24th. We started with a sampling in Garvey’s Supervalu, Tralee and then relocated to the Square to participate in the festival alongside many other Kerry producers. It was pity the rain caught up with us, but we’d like to say a huge thanks to all who ventured out, and to David behind the scenes for all his hard work.
That same weekend, we managed to fit in a trip to Macroom Food Festival, 21st– 24th. A dynamic festival that has grown every year since it began in 2012 – this year we saw the School Cook-Off, some live music and took part in the massive outdoor food market.
Finishing up this hectic month, we went to Dingle Food Festival, 29th – Oct 1st. Dingle definitely knows how to host a festival and we were delighted to take part along with over 50 other food stalls around the town, showcasing the incredible produce the Peninsula and the rest of the country have to offer.
**** We also got some exciting news here at Harty’s****
At Blas na hÉireann, we won Gold for our very popular Chargrilled Pepper Jelly.
And Silver for our Ginger Hot Pepper Jelly