On March 4, one week before the nationwide lock-down, Allison Roberts was presented with the prestigious Irish Food Writers Guild Award for her environmental, sustainable and ethical approach to her bean-to-bar chocolate making business, Exploding Tree. Kirsten Jensen, Chairperson of the Guild said: “In considering this year’s award winners, we identified […]

The percentage of organic produce grown in Ireland is very small – less than two per cent – yet more and more people are recognising the benefits of seeking out fresh, local, chemical-free produce, as was seen with the soaring demand during lockdown. West Cork businesses such as The Cottage […]

There is nothing quite like that first bite into a juicy sweet strawberry that welcomes in the summer. A dessert in their own right, they’re also a delicious ingredient in baking and salads with the added benefit of being full of essential nutrients. Throw ‘locally-produced’ into the mix and you […]