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How are you celebrating St Patrick’s Day at Indie Fude?
Irish produce is a huge part of every day at Indie Füde - but an occasion like St Patrick’s Day really allows us to shout a little louder about how exceptional the produce of the island of Ireland is. We will be offering tastings in-store of some of our favourite cheese – and posting on our social media to try to and push the message further afield too!
How are independent fine food retailers well-placed to offer something special for St Patrick’s Day?
Independent fine food retailers are in an excellent place to do something a little bit special for St Patrick’s Day. They are uniquely placed to build relationships with the plethora of small producers we have in Ireland – and showcase these to their loyal customer base. The relationships we are able to build as independent retailers is a huge part of our point of difference.
How can non-Irish indies get involved in St Patrick’s Day and encourage their customers to try Irish fare?
St Patrick’s Day has been adopted almost worldwide at this point – with the love of the Irish a well know phenomenon! I think this makes it easy to make a special feature of our produce, be that on St Patrick’s Day or not. That coupled with the green pastures and talented makers it shouldn’t be a challenge to engage customers with the tasty goods!
What are some local producers that you support at Indie Fude and recommend other indies to stock?
Corndale Charcuterie, Limavady – Alistair and his team at Corndale are really talented charcuterie makers, who are always innovating! Their new Buffalo Bresaola is particularly spectacular.
Harry’s Nut Butter, Dublin – Harry’s range of nut butters are almost impossible to keep on the shop shelves. From the fun and bright branding to the out of the ordinary flavours!
Ballylisk, Armagh – The family at Ballylisk have been making waves as the first farmhouse cheese in Northern Ireland for over a decade. A stunning range of indulgent triple cream and brie style cheese.