Bia Fest Returns to Ennis Market to Celebrate Clare’s Artisan Food Producers

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Following the success of Bia Fest last month, whereby a host of artisan producers from Clare took over Ennis Market for one day with food stalls, demos and workshops, the initiative is set to return on Saturday 10th June from 10am to 1pm.

Local Enterprise Office Clare, which is organising Bia Fest, says the event is being held following the positive feedback received from local food producers and the general public.

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Padraic McElwee, Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Clare, said: “We were delighted with the response from the local producers and general public to the first event held. It showcased the high quality food produce in Clare as well as the public’s interest in connecting with their local producers.”

“More than 15 local artisan food producers are expected to participate, including Rathlir Farm, Magic Mayan Chocolate, Wicked Wholefoods, St Tola’s Cheese, Martins Mustards and D’Vine Nut Butters. We are hoping for a repeat of the support received from the public last month,” added Padraic.

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Local Enterprise Office Clare has directly supported 56 food companies, 23 through direct grant aid with a further 32 participating in the Food Start programme which is run by the enterprise office in association with Supervalu and Bord Bia.

The Office also runs a number of training programmes on food safety, branding and digital marketing for the local food, retail and hospitality sectors.

Further information on Bia Fest is available on www.localenteprise.ie/clare.

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