Take On The Irish Apple Pie Challenge This World Pi(e) Day

March 14th marks World Pi Day, an annual celebration of the mathematical sign, pi (π). In celebration, The Irish Apple Growers Association will be giving away free apples at selected farmers’ markets from the 8th to the 16th March.   What’s more, Bord Bia are giving you a chance to win a one night stay at Ballyknocken […]

Potato Growers Get Less Than A Fifth Of The Retail Price

– POTATOES BOUGHT ONCE EVERY SECOND IN IRELAND   Potato growers are getting less than one-fifth of the price a consumer pays for their product in the shop, a conference in Dublin today heard.   Speaking at the National Potato Conference in Dublin, IFA President Joe Healy outlined how retailers are taking the lion’s share […]

Bord Bia And IFA Visit Turkey On Live Cattle Exports

Speaking from Ankara, Turkey, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said that from the positive discussions with the ESK (Turkish Meat and Milk Board), it is clear Turkey has an import requirement for 500,000 head of live cattle each year. He said, “Based on the discussion we had, Ireland could supply up to 100,000 head […]

Food Companies Encouraged To ‘Think Digital’

Bord Bia today announced a partnership with the Digital Marketing Institute to offer Irish food and drink companies an opportunity to grow and develop their online presence with a view to increasing brand awareness and sales. Clonmel based company, O’Donnells Crisps was on hand to launch ‘Think Digital’, a 6-month digital marketing programme available to all […]

Ireland’s first Dog Friendly garden is launched at Bloom by Bord Bia today

Ireland’s largest dog welfare charity, Dogs Trust, unveiled the first ever Dog Friendly garden at this year’s Bloom, by Bord Bia. The stunning garden features a host of simple, innovative ideas designed to provide fun and stimulation for dogs while maintaining the garden as a safe, relaxing area for the whole family. The Dog Friendly […]

Borrisoleigh’s St. Joseph’s College Students Get Better Understanding Of Artisan Foods

In their Home Economics class our Transition Year students have completed a programme developed by the Taste Council in collaboration with Bord Bia called “The Future is Food: Engaging Young Food Entrepreneurs”. The aim of this programme is to introduce students to the food industry in Ireland and to give them a better understanding of […]

Tipperary’s food & drink producers invited to join Farmers’ Market skills training workshops

Bord Bia is set to host a series of Farmers’ Market skills training workshops around the country this November to support new and existing members of the food market network. The ‘Skills Training for Selling at Farmers Markets’ workshops, specifically designed by Bord Bia, will provide practical solutions to the challenges most frequently faced by […]

Irish Salads Market Valued At €45m At Farm Gate

IFA President Joe Healy has called on retailers to recognise the investment made by salad growers in this country, by ensuring that their produce is seen on retail shelves as a premium quality product and not used as a loss leader in retail wars.   Marking the inaugural National Summer Salads Week in conjunction with […]

Food Works Ireland Open To Tipperary’s Food And Drink Entrepreneurs

The search for Tipperary’s budding food and drink entrepreneurs is gathering pace, as the countdown begins to the Food Works Ireland 2016 closing date for applications. Food and drinks entrepreneurs and those with a concept for a start up business in the sector are being urged to put themselves forward for this year’s Food Works […]

Bord Bia and GIY team up to find Tipperary’s biggest Spudlover #spudlove

Bord Bia and GIY have launched a competition to dig up Tipperary’s biggest Spudlover and crown Ireland’s Top Tuber. GIYers and budding Spud growers are now invited to sow their potatoes and join in ‘SpudLove 2016’, an initiative which is encouraging Irish communities to fall in love with the spud all over again by hosting […]

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