Totally Tipperary – Meet the Producers Part 1

May 31, 2011

The Launch

June 25th 2011 sees the very first Totally Tipperary festival in the historic Cloughjordan House, Tipperary.

To see the press release, please go here

There was a launch recently and footage from the day including an explanation can be seen on this short little video including Pat Whelan and Sarah Baker talking about the event.

Many of the Tipperary Food Producers will be there and Michelin Star chefs from France will be using local Tipperary ingredients to create mouthwatering dishes. You will also be able to taste and buy many of the products on the day.

We will start to introduce these passionate producers in the lead up to the event, and to start we have :

Inch House
Find them on Twitter

Dish of the Day on 25th June 2011:
Inch House Traditional Black Pudding served on a bed of garden leaves, Red onion and tomato and topped with sweet Chilli Mayo. It will be available to buy on the day as will the Award winning Inch House Black pudding to buy and take home.

Also available Range of Dressings and chutney’s from Inch House kitchen

Crossogue Preserves

Crossogue Preserves are a family run business, with a dedicated small team ensuring quality and efficiency,
whilst using traditional family recipes to make homemade Artisan preserves.
We produce over 85 hand made, full flavoured jams, marmalades, jellies, chutneys, curds and relishes,
of which a number have won gold, silver and bronze medals in the Great Taste Awards.
Our mission…to produce only superior, additive free gourmet foods, where quality and flavour are the key
words to our success!

Products for Taste of Tipperary:

1. Lemon Curd Meringue Roulade (Lemon Curd)
2. Irish Coffee Curd Cheesecake
3. Chutneys – Apricot, Garlic & Ginger Chutney – ideal with Blue Cheese
Country Fruit Chutney – good with cheddar cheese and cold meats, also used as a short cut
to making Coronation Chicken sauce.
Red Pepper Chilly Chutney – great with Panini’s, or anything that needs that extra kick or colour.

You can find more info at
They are also part of the @tippfood Twitteratti and can be found here

The Apple Farm

Con Traas of the famous Apple Farm will be onsite and offering juices by the cupful from a snazzy new dispenser machine that they have. There will also be sparkling juices by the bottle.
Con would also be hopeful of having strawberries then (if they have not run out), and the most amazing raspberries too.The Apple Farm have been growing and selling fruit in Tipperary since 1968, and making juices since 1995. They grow about 60 different varieties of apples on the farm, and many different types of strawberries, raspberries, plums and cherries, as well as the apples of course.

Con Traas

The Apple Farm, Moorstown, Cahir, Co. Tipperary.
Tel: 052 744 1459
Facebook Page:
Twitter: @theapplefarmer


A Great Day Had – St. Patricks Day under the Arches

April 8, 2010

A very nice St. Patrick’s Day was had in Clonmel where the cream of Tipperary Food and Wine held court under the Arches of the Main Guard. In the hours leading up to the parade itself, the Tipperary Food Producers Network’s stalls were feeding a frenzy of natives and tourists alike. The smell of fresh bacon, burgers and all things sweet and savory was wafting through the Vale of Honey. There was even Irish wine to be had. Well, to be exact, Irish people who make wine in France – but enough about that Red Nose Wine man. He talks and writes about himself way too much, and he went missing on the day ( around the time of the the big race in Cheltenham). This day was about the food. On show were :

The Cookie Jar
Crossogue Preserves
Crowe’s Farm
Fine Food Cashel
Hickey’s Bakery
HolyCross Good Food
Inch House
James Whelan Butchers
Red Nose Wine
Tastefully Yours
Tasty Treats

Nuala Hickey was busy showing off her new packaging for Hickey’s World famous brack. Look out for it in artisan shops near you.

Also on show were Tastefully Yours , who’s Cheeseboard Chutney is a perfect accompaniment to wines and a little cheese.

A range of products from Tastefully Yours

The crowds came in waves and everyone who was selling was selling out fast. The quality was assured and that meant a lot of second orders. It was great to see so many Tipperary people supporting Tipperary business in these difficult times. The path between the producer and the consumer was a handshake away and many people took the time to chat and to ask about the origins of the different foods on show. Expert artisans giving expert advice to a public that do care about what they eat. In many cases the prices are lower than the supermarkets, and the money goes straight to the supplier and back into the quality cycle.

All in all a great day out. Alone All Alone no more – the Tipperary Food Producers are united.

There were a few photos and a video captured on the day.

Pat Whelan and the next generation

Red Nose Wine enjoying some Food

A Video taken on the Day

ST. PATRICKS DAY – Tipperary Food Producers in Clonmel

March 15, 2010

An exciting one day food extravaganza is planned for Clonmel on St.Patrick’s Day Wednesday next the 17th of March. The fair will take place under the arches of the Main Guard and promises to be a treat for all the family. Along with the fine food available to try and buy there will also be Tipp Fm Roadcaster on the street creating a unique atmosphere reminiscent of years gone by. It will enrich the area, support a feeling of community and will definitely be an event for the whole family to enjoy.

Everyone knows that one of the best things about St.Patrick’s Day is food, glorious food. At this special, under the arches food extravaganza there will be plenty of delicious offerings to be had. All the producers involved are members of the Tipperary Food Producers Network, who operate very strict quality criteria, and therefore you are guaranteed top quality local products. Each of the participants has won various awards for their produce but the true test is always in the taste and there will be plenty of opportunity to sample on the day.

Those taking part are Inch House, renowned for their black pudding, The Scullery who do a particularly tasty pudding in their delicious range. , Crossogue Preservers. The Cookie Jar, Tasty Treats and. James Whelan Butchers will be showcasing their famous Steak burgers while Crowe’s Farm will bring their award winning artisan bacon and ham to the feast. Local baker Nuala Hickey will be showcasing her world famous brack while Una O Dwyer will be cooking her award winning range of sausages. Red Nose Wine will provide samples from some of Ireland’s modern day winemakers in France. The newest members to our network Audrea Hassett and Sarah Baker will also be showcasing there products.

Don’t miss this special event where you can source all your ingredients or buy food gifts for everyone you know. It is the perfect antidote to food shopping in the supermarket and a real treat for your taste buds. Under the Arches at the Main Guard Clonmel will be crammed with goodies and will be open from 12noon to 4.30pm on Wednesday 17th of March for one day only.

St.Patrick,s Day Food Extravaganza Under the Arches at the Main Guard has been organized by Tipperary Food Producers Network in association with the Clonmel Chamber of Commerce, Clonmel Urban Council and the St.Patrick,s Day Committee.

Tipperary Food Producers Network is now blogging

February 13, 2010

The Tipperary Food Producers is a network of business working in the Food Sector in County Tipperary. Its objective is to represents, promote and showcase the best of Tipperary Food. All our members work to extremely high quality standards with many of our members “Specialty Foods, Organic Foods and/or Slow Food.” Our characteristics include quality, tastiness and uniqueness all produced in Tipperary.

Everyone has their own take on Food – for our network we wish you all to simply consider buying food produced in Tipperary, visiting your local baker, butcher, farm shops, cheese monger, retailers and farmers market. With the natural linkages the food sector have with the social, economic, tourism and cultural aspects of life in Tipperary, our network wishes to develop further into a regional brand that will highlight what Tipperary Food has to offer. Currently we have over 60 members within Tipperary.

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February 13, 2010

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