A tasty sched­ule of events at Lis­towel Food Fair

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - LISTOWEL FOOD FAIR -

FI­NAL prepa­ra­tions are be­ing put in place for the 24th an­nual Lis­towel Food Fair which will take place from Novem­ber 8th12th. The Food Fair was es­tab­lished back in 1995 to cel­e­brate the rich agri­cul­tural her­itage of North Kerry and to sup­port and pro­mote lo­cal ar­ti­san food pro­duc­ers. The Food Fair com­mit­tee also es­tab­lished the first Farm­ers’ Mar­ket in Lis­towel and has con­sis­tently pro­moted Lis­towel as a gourmet des­ti­na­tion. Last year the com­mit­tee spon­sored a very suc­cess­ful so­cial me­dia cam­paign to pro­mote the many restau­rants that Lis­towel is for­tu­nate to have in the town.

Over the years some of the lead­ing TV per­son­al­i­ties and celebrity chefs have taken part in the Food Fair. This year prom­ises to be no dif­fer­ent with Min­is­ter Michael Creed, Si­mon De­laney, Cathe­rina McK­ier­nan and Col­lette Twomey just a sam­ple of the celebrity guests tak­ing part in 2018. Due to the alarming in­crease in the level of breast cancer, with 680 deaths an­nu­ally, the com­mit­tee is or­gan­is­ing an aware­ness work­shop on pre­ven­tion and screen­ing as part of this year’s pro­gramme.

The Schools Food Acad­emy has proven to be very pop­u­lar in recent years with sec­ondary schools from Kerry and Lim­er­ick tak­ing part. This event will have over 400 stu­dents in­volved this year. Over­all, there is some­thing in Lis­towel Food Fair for all age groups from the very young to se­nior ci­ti­zens. It’s a cel­e­bra­tion of all el­e­ments of the food chain from farm to fork. Look­ing for­ward to see­ing you there.

For fur­ther de­tails of the pro­gramme and list of events tak­ing place, visit: www.lis­tow­elfood­fair.ie

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