It is great to see the coming together of food businesses including local farmers getting together with Balbriggan Town Council, Balbriggan Chamber of Commerce and Fingal County Council and Balbriggan Fish and Farmers’ Market to organise Balbriggan Food Fest 2011 once again with sponsorship from Bridgestone. Apart from making and selling tyres worldwide, Bridgestone has been a key driver in raising standards in restaurants and encouraging artisan food producers throughout Ireland with John and Sally Mc Kenna and their Bridgestone Food Guide and Awards.

This year Balbriggan, locals and visitors alike, will be savouring by the sea, the best of local produce and dishes created specially in local restaurants to suit every taste and dietary requirement. My own stall at Balbriggan Fish and Farmers market will be supplying herbs from Trevor’s Kitchen Garden and from the Sonairte organic walled garden, near Laytown. Each Friday morning on the Square in Balbriggan, I sell herbs in pots for growing on or transplanting as well as giving away free sprigs of rosemary, sage, mint, bay and a few other herbs which people use for cooking at home.

On Saturday, 20th August, there will be no need to cook at home! Come to Quay Street, Balbriggan from 12 – 3pm for food tastings – local produce displays – cooking demonstrations – great food – live music – and much more! For more information, check out


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Fionnuala Fallon on August 18, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Hi Trevor,

    Hope you’re keeping well. I’ve been trying to get in contact with you (no luck with the mobile number that I have) as I was hoping to send you on the final draft of my piece on you and your garden so if you could email me I’d really appreciate it.
    All the best,

    Fionnuala Fallon


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