New urban market garden in Cork; and see the dawn choir at Longueville House
The menu timed its arrival perfectly the other week to miss all the hard work and show up as the arc was practically linked to the Cork Urban Soil Project’s magnificent effort to create an urban market garden. It is based outside the Marina Business Park headquarters of one of Ireland’s most progressive food companies, My Goodness Foods. It uses soil made from collecting months of compostable food waste and converted packaging in a giant anaerobic digester – a process that takes just a few weeks, from waste to soil.
The Menu recalls receiving communications from Indie Füde, a Belfast-based online catering start-up in 2014 when it was taking its first steps in spreading the food gospel north of the border. So to see them now crowned Blas na hÉireann Producers’ Champion for 2022 is an indication of the superb performance of business partners Laura Bradley and Johnny McDowell over the years to promote the best of independent Irish food producers, the same people who nominate the Producer’s Champion each year.