Archive for May, 2010

Buy local and get it delivered.

Friday, May 14th, 2010
Local Markets Cork

Maybe the continued eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland and its impact on air travel should also make us think a bit about air freight and how far some of our produce, which could be sourced in Ireland, has traveled thousands of miles to get to the shelves. Irish farmers have been marginalised by big supermarkets for a long time and for a variety of different reasons but, I say it again, we should always consider buying local.

If you would like to buy local but lifestyle won’t afford you the time then check out the new www.localmarkets.ie where the aim is to source local produce and deliver to your door within 48 hours. The plan is to start with Cork, where producers like Ardsallagh Goat Farm and The Farmgate Cafe have already signed up, but eventually to provide a national service.

Sounds like a good idea, I hope it takes off.