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Autumn Foraging Walk and Preserving Demonstration
Sun 23 October 2016, 15:00 – 18:00 IST
Join Slow Food Dublin on 23rd October for a Foraging Walk at Whole Hoggs Farm in Slane, County Meath. Led by our host Peter Whelan, we'll discover what foods nature has to offer on his farmland. We'll be joined by Theresa Storey, owner of Green Apron artisan preserve company and author of a new cookbook, Fruit on the Table.
After our walk Theresa will present a Harvesting the Hedgerows demonstration to prepare some seasonal recipes for us to taste and Peter will share some of his products as well.
Peter Whelan runs The Whole Hoggs Farm with his wife Susan. Their herd of Irish Grazer pigs (aka Tamworths) are free to roam their 60-acre farm in Meath. The Whelans' pork products have won a number of awards and are featured on many restaurant menus.
Theresa Storey, an environmental scientist and botanist, began running the family preserve business in the 1990s. In addition to producing award-winning, small-batch preserves, sauces, mustards, and pickles, the Green Apron also runs courses, workshops, and lectures on Sustainable Living and all aspects of kitchen gardening.
Both Whole Hoggs and Green Apron recently won 2016 Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards. It will be a great privilege to spend a Sunday afternoon with these two dedicated advocates for Irish food.
Tickets are €15 for members/ €20 non members.
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