THIS weekend we are keeping it as local as local can be because a certain someone will probably still be a bit jetlagged from her holidays.
Oh yes – Sarah swanned off to Iceland for a week with her mum so, now she’s back, we need to break her back into work gently.
So she’s off to The Argory tomorrow (SATURDAY) for a really special food market which attracts thousands of people.
There is always a great line up and as always the atmosphere at a National Trust property is very endearing to people.
We will be there with our Mac Ivors Traditional Dry Cider, Medium Cider and Plum and Ginger Cider.
When we set up our stall at The Argory there’s always a great vibe because the interest in our cider is huge. People are very familiar with our orchards which are just a few miles away.
We love attending the National Trust markets locally because our cider lovers like to ask us about the orchards and hear our stories of how Mac Ivors Cider is being tasted all over Ireland and we love having a bit banter with you guys as well.
There’s lots to tell.
In a few week’s time, Greg will travel to London’s Guildhall to find out if Mac Ivors Cider Co is unveiled as one of the 10 overall Championship winners in the International Cider and Brewing Awards – an accolade he picked up in 2015. We were awarded three gold medals for all three of our ciders so this is the big one coming up.
We have also just released news this week about how The Dirty Onion in Belfast is now serving up Teeling small batch whiskey with Mac Ivors Cider Co’s Traditional Dry on its new Boilermaker menu – a pairing which is going down a treat with locals and tourists in Belfast.
And our Traditional Dry Cider is going down an absolute treat in France after our launch in Paris on St Patrick’s Day. Check out our pictures on Facebook and feel free to share.
And of course it’s that time of year again so the orchards are budding, and with the apple blossom in full bloom by May, it’s exciting times for we cider makers.
Over the next few weeks we will have more good news. We can’t spill the beans just yet but we will so keep an ear close to the ground.
So tomorrow, the courtyard will be filled with a number of artisan food and drink stalls selling everything from chutneys and jams, homemade cupcakes and fudge, breads, cordials, local pork and beef, home grown produce and our great tasting ciders obviously.
Like last year, there’ll be some live music in the courtyard throughout the day, there will be a children’s food trail and the house is open for tours also.
So pop along and see Sarah.
She’ll be tempted to get the camera out and show you her holiday snaps but here’s a sneak preview.
Even Pedro got a taste of Iceland. Or is it the other way around?
The Argory’s Good Food Market will be a lovely day out so we’ll see you there from 11am to 4pm. #followthefox