A Celebration of Food In Avoca Kilmacanogue





Join us on Wednesday 17 February from 10am to 4pm for a Celebration of Food in Avoca Kilmacanogue. We'll have tastings & chats with lots of our favourite producers along with hints and tricks from Dr. Hauschka in our Beauty section, who'll be talking about their natural skincare range.  


Here's a little about some of the Irish producers that'll be there on the day.


Davenport Speciality Coffee Roasters


Meet the Meath-based family behind Davenport Coffee, who’ve had their gorgeous blends in our Foodmarkets for some years now. The secret behind the taste? Cast Iron Coffee Roasting:


In the roasting process they use a cast iron roaster - the only one in Ireland - instead of a steel roaster.  This makes a huge difference in the roast.  If you’ve ever cooked in a cast iron pan you know how it delivers a soft even heat that a steel pan doesn’t.  So right there you can see the benefits of what they do for the coffee.


Find out more: http://davenportcoffee.com/



Kilbeggan Organic Foods


Get set up for the day with Kilbeggan Organic Foods. Established in January 2011, this family business is run by the Lalor Family who produce and market Organic food products based on the organic oat crop grown on their family farm, Ballard Organic Farm. We find it nearly impossible to keep Kilbeggan organic porridge on our Avoca shelves & are delighted that they’ve branched out into making cookies too.


Find out more: http://kilbegganorganicfoods.com/



Killybegs Tuna


Living and working in Ireland’s premier fishing port for the last 30 years led the Shine family to discover Ireland’s best kept secret, Albacore tuna. Their family’s love for this fish has driven them to source Irish caught Albacore tuna. Once tasted, always loved. And once you meet them, you’ll be bowled over by their infectious enthusiasm.


Find out more: http://www.shinesseafood.ie/



The Little Milk Company


The Little Milk Company is ten family run, organic dairy farms in Munster and Leinster. They take the milk from their own farms and make a range of award winning artisan cheeses.  We can’t guarantee that all ten families will be there, but there will be some fab tastings.


Find out more: http://www.thelittlemilkcompany.ie/



Sea Bee Tree Muesli


Just new to our Foodmarkets is a delicious seaweed based range of Muesli from Sea Bee Tree. The real difference for Sea Bee Tree Muesli lies with their use of Irish seaweed, which brings with it a unique sweet, salty, savoury and bitter flavour. Added to this, their muesli doesn’t have any dates, figs or too many raisins, opting instead for fruits that have somewhat of a tang, a taste sensation that they feel is not always just sweet but more nuanced and interesting.  Meet the dynamic team behind this intriguing & tasty new product.


Find out more: http://seabeetree.com/



Dr. Coys Health Foods


Dr. Coy's Health Foods is a family run Irish business that is passionate about positive eating and a healthy lifestyle. Founder Alison Stroh saw a gap for a truly healthy snack as her research showed that snacking is where we slip up in trying for better nutrition.  So in 2012 she approached Dr. Johannes Coy, an award-winning German oncologist, to propose offering chocolate with certified health benefits to the market.  After her brother, a national cycling champion, temporarily ended up in a wheelchair following a cycling accident, she recruited him to assist in building the fledgling business.


Now a bustling business with a range of tasty healthy treats & ingredients, meet Michelle from Dr Coy's, aka food blogger Peachy Palate who loves nothing more than to chat about healthy food options.  


Find out more: http://www.drcoys.ie/

Posted on 9th February 2016 in News & Events