Members of Achill Country Market.
I joined the Achill members on Saturday to celebrate 15 years of business in Ted Lavelle’s ,Cashel.
A Cookery and Craft Competition for Second level schools in the area organised by the market had lots of entries. It’s great to share the enthusiasm of teenagers, and I value their imput in our markets, they are the future of local food/craft production.
|Baking winner Alva|
|Craft winner Ray O Loughlin|
The market also launched a cookery book to mark the occasion, with contributions from the members. Some of the recipies have been handed down the generations. It has all the favourites, and includes valuable information on local sea vegetables. Annette O Leary enjoys sharing her knowledge of these and has done a wonderful display for visitors to the market on the various types, and the different ways they can be used.
Several demonstrations were held throughout the day, compliments of the members. Weaving, flower arranging, crochet and cake decoration, all of which added to the event.