Limerick start-up food producers to showcase fare

first_imgNewsLimerick start-up food producers to showcase fareBy Staff Reporter – May 26, 2015 501 Twitter Facebook Print A SELECTION of start-up food producers, which are part of the Food Academy programme, will be showcasing their products in an upcoming event taking place in Supervalu Castletroy, Limerick. Running for Friday and Saturday over the coming bank holiday weekend, customers are invited to come along and taste the delicious range these small food producers have to offer.There will be twenty food producers sampling their range at the event including Martina’s Seafood, Cool Beans, Silver Darlings, Everest Granola Cups, Clotilde’s Fruit Compote, Lily’s Tea and Temple Dairy to name a few.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Food Academy programme is a joint initiative between Bord Bia, the Local Enterprise Office Network and SuperValu to support start-up food businesses. It has helped hundreds of small food businesses gain their first retail listings in SuperValu stores. The programme supports hundreds of budding entrepreneurs, stocks hundreds of local artisan products on SuperValu shelves and creates hundreds of local jobs in the process.One of the producers at this event is Kookee, a range of homemade cookies. Pauline Clarke got her inspiration for her company after many hours of baking cookies with her children. She had given up work to become a carer for her eldest autistic son. Pauline decided that Kookee would be a wonderful way to care for her kids and took the plunge of turning her hobby into a business. Kookee is available in selected SuperValu stores through the support of Food Academy. Today both Pauline and her husband are employed in the company which is going from strength to strength, with nine flavours including gluten and wheat free varieties.Another such start-up food producer is De Róiste Puddings. Jimmy Allen ran a heating and plumbing company until the recession hit in 2008. When the family business eventually became unviable, he and his family took an age-old family recipe for black and white pudding and launched De Róiste. Today De Róiste is a thriving business stocked in SuperValu stores throughout Ireland, enabling Jimmy to employ his children in his business.SuperValu Castletroy is inviting customers to come along and listen to the stories of these passionate food producers with big ideas who, having embarked on the Food Academy journey, took chances, gave up jobs, invested their savings and are now well on the road to becoming the next Irish food success stories. Linkedincenter_img Email WhatsApp Advertisement Previous articleLimerick’s networkers some of the best in IrelandNext articleGardai to highlight crime prevention during Community Safety Week Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

Outdoor Updates: Hiker Killed in 500-Foot Fall While Climbing Half Dome at Yosemite

first_imgRiding the Future: 3D-Printed Saddle Dare and Currituck counties were staging re-entries for residents and visitors further north on the Outer Banks, which were subject to a mandatory evacuation order ahead of the storm’s arrival. Each year, park rangers install cables along the Half Dome hiking trail to assist park goers who scale the 8,800-foot canyon and encourage hikers to follow marked paths for conservation and safety purposes. The company has partnered with the 3D-printing company Carbon, which “prints” the material into form out of a pool of liquid resin by using its trademarked Carbon Digital Light Synthesis™ (DLS™) technology. 29-year-old Danielle Burnett plummeted more than 500 feet to her death after slipping off a steep trail at Yosemite National Park, authorities said. Burnett was scaling the granite cliffs of Half Dome on Thursday when she slid off the trail and fell from one of the steepest sections. She was declared dead when park rangers arrived on scene. Authorities are still investigating her death. Residents of Ocracoke Island on the North Carolina Outer Banks are Still Recovering from Hurricane Dorian. center_img Hyde County spokesman Donnie Shumate said that the assessment of damage is still underway and there is still no power or any sense of when it could be restored. About 800 people remained on the island to wait out Dorian, which made landfall Friday morning over the Outer Banks and swamped Ocracoke with floodwaters. No deaths or injuries were reported, but residents say the damage is by far the worst they’ve ever seen. Ferry access to the area was limited to authorities and supply crews on Sunday as it was still under an evacuation order and people continued work on what’s expected to be an extensive recovery effort. A staging area was set up at the fire station where people could get supplies such as food, water, and cleaning supplies. The Salvation Army and the county were serving meals along with counseling services. Hiker Killed in 500-Foot Fall While Climbing Half Dome at Yosemite Fizik reveals the Antares Versus Evo 00 Adaptive saddle, or as they like to call it, the “future of performance racing saddles with Adaptive.” The saddle uses 3D-printed material for its cushion, which allows Fizik to control the placement and density of the saddle’s cushioning with “precision down to the millimeter.”last_img read more