Good ingredients can be difficult to find. In the age of large supermarkets and multinationals controlling much of our food supply, it can be somewhat daunting to take back control of our food. It need not be so difficult however – there is wonderful produce all around us, all we need do is seek it out. The Slow Food movement champions “good, clean and fair” food for all. In my eyes, these are just some of the producers in our locality providing good, clean and fair food. Some are from further afield but their products are available locally. If you would like to recommend anyone to be added to this list, please email



Castleruddery Organic Farm, Donard, Co. Wicklow – buy at Naas Farmers Market or the Farm Shop (read more)

Moyleabbey Organic Farm, Ballitore, Co. Kildare – buy at Carlow Farmers Market or the Farm Shop (read more)


Pigs on the Green Free Range Pork, Tullamore, Co. Offaly – Tullamore Farmers Market – Free Range Pork and Bacon

Feighcullen Free Range Poultry, Rathangan, Co. Kildare – Dunnes Stores, Newbridge and various butchers – Free Range Poultry

Winetavern Farm, Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow – Rare Breed Free Range Pork, Pig on the Spit

Quarrymount Free Range Meats – Tullamore Farmers Market and various other markets – Free Range Chicken and Beef

Newtown Farm – Naas and Carlow Farmers Markets – Lamb, Beef and Free Range Chicken

Coolanowle Organic Farm – Carlow and Kilkenny Farmers Markets – Organic Beef, Lamb, Chicken and Pork

Cairns Farm, Bellewstown, Co. Meath – Lamb and Free Range American Bronze Turkeys for Christmas (read more)

Nolan’s of Kilcullen – Lamb and Beef. Stockists of Carlow Free Range Chicken

Anna’s Dairy, Carbury, Co. Kildare – Goats Milk and Cheese

Mossfield Organic, Birr County Offaly – Supervalu Celbridge, Avoca Rathcoole, Tullamore Farmers Market – Cheese, Yoghurt and Milk

Macroom Buffalo Mozzarella, Macroom, Co. Cork – Supervalu, Tesco and ALDI (as West Cork Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella) – Buffalo Mozzarella, Ricotta, Haloumi and Feta

Toonsbridge Dairy, Macroom, Co. Cork – Naas Farmers Market (Real Olive Co. stall) and Avoca, Rathcoole – various Italian style cheese


Gibney’s Garden Preserves, Kildare Town – Swans on the Green Naas and The Cottage Market Newbridge.

Back Garden Wildlife Honey, Athgarvan, Co. Kildare – The Cottage Market, Newbridge.

Rickardstown Honey, Newbridge, Co. Kildare – The Cottage Market, Newbridge

Bread/Baked Goods:

Mueller & O’Connell Bakery, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois – Bakery in Abbeyleix and Tullamore Farmers Market

Nolan’s of Kilcullen, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare – Stockists of Bretzel Bakery Sourdough

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