Published on Monday3rdOctober2016

Minister Doyle launches Bord Bia Farmers’ Market training workshops

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Minister of State Andrew Doyle with Mary Morrissey, Senior Manager, Food and Beverages at Bord Bia

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.

Minister of State Andrew Doyle visited the Kilruddery Food Market in Co. Wicklow to launch the new initiative. Speaking at the event Minister Doyle said

Farmers Markets are a great opportunity for food producers and entrepreneurs to tell their story and to understand what captures consumers’ interest – what consumers regard as local, authentic and unique, what would encourage them to purchase on a regular basis. These Bord Bia training workshops are a great opportunity to ‘get market-fit’ and I'd encourage anyone thinking of starting or developing sales in a farmers market to attend.

Bord Bia is planning four practical and interactive half day workshops starting with Limerick on November 8th (The Castletroy Park Hotel), Cork (The Lee Hotel) on November 9th, Galway (Hotel Meyrick) on November 15th and finally Wicklow (Tinakilly House) on November 16th. A €15 charge per person applies and you must register in advance. According to Bord Bia, the workshops will provide as a refresher course for existing stall holders and a helping guide for those starting to trade at farmers’ markets.