A food tasting party was hosted at the Naas Farmers’ Market, marking the end of a summer season.
The winners were June Brophy of Mullacash and Hannah Rose Popplewell (junior) as the blindfolded contestants were asked to taste various foods and drinks produced by the market stallholders and to identify the flavours.
It coincided with a workshop hosted by Ukelele Steve for seasoned and beginner ukelele players.
The market takes place on Saturdays (11am-3pm) in the car park of Trax Brasserie and the organisers have increased efforts to promote the weekly event.
For children, a kiddies’ corner has been created with mini picnic tables, colouring materials and toys and face painters visit occasionally.
Food items for sale include artisan chocolates, locally roasted coffee, homemade pastries, cakes and buns, breads, organic meats, olives, hummus, sun-dried tomatoes, organic vegetables, chutneys, jams as well as noodles, paella, curry, sausages and pies.
The produce is as local possible because Siobhan Popplewell, who runs the market, insists the stall holders are from the surrounding area.
Eilish Aspell is a good example, she and her elderflower cordial come from Kilcullen.