Carlow may be a small county but when it comes to the quality and range of food both grown and produced there, it packs a powerful punch. With its undulating countryside and rich tapestry of family farms you can just sense it’s the perfect place to produce food. And you’d be right. Whether it’s free range produce fresh from the farm, artisan cheese, local apples or home bakery, Carlow has it all. Now the Carlow Food Trail catalogue brings this great food story together. Not alone has it information on artisan and organic producers, it also details large food manufacturers in the county whose products are available countrywide.
It lists the farmers’ markets and farm shops and supermarkets where you can buy delicious award winning cheeses, wholesome free range and organic meat and poultry along with locally grown seasonal fruit and vegetables. And not forgetting the booming drinks sector with two Carlow brands – Walsh Whiskey and the Carlow Brewing Company – now exporting around the world. The Carlow Food Trail catalogue also highlights the many restaurants that have built their reputations on using the best ingredients. Restaurants of all types who make it their business to feature fresh, seasonal and local food on their menus. So go sample the delights awaiting you on the Carlow Food Trail – you’ll be so happy you did. Mairead Lavery Editor, Irish Country Living