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Your Local Food Network

Your Local Food Network

“Food is a currency of trust” – Richard McCarthy, Slow Food, USA

The idea for Your Local Food Network sprung from many hours spent propping up a coffee stall at our local farmer’s market. Like-minded friends gathered weekly to buy food from a spattering of local producers. We often asked ourselves why our market wasn’t a more lively and vibrant space. Shouldn’t we have more choice from local farmers and growers? Where are they? Why can’t we buy directly from them?
And so, hundreds of coffees and several pounds of cake later, Your Local Food Network was formed.

Its goal: to connect more people to local growers and farmers and encourage active collaboration.

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Recipe of the Month – Seasonal Fruit Parfait

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This recipe is a great, untraditional way of using delicious Irish apples. The fruit layer can be made using whatever fruit is in season – just amend the sugar content and spices depending on the fruit (tasting is key here!).

It can be as easy or as laborious as you like. Essentially, it is stewed seasonal fruit layered with coconut cream, crunchy granola and maple toasted pecans. For a truly decadent dessert, you can whip up homemade coconut cream, bake a batch of delicious granola and top it with the caramelised pecans. But for a quick and easy treat, switch the coconut cream for a tub of Coyo Vanilla Coconut Yoghurt and just pick up a packet of your favourite store-bought granola!

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