Each year, using a glasshouse, we cultivate from seed most of our herbs, flowers and vegetables, which means that friends and other growers can get nursery plants from us. Otherwise all of our plants are grown outdoors. This has given us good experience of seasonal planting and soil conditions necessary to grow well. Composting and soil management are a vital part of the garden routine. Much of the fruit, vegetables and herbs grown go into the food we produce under the label Burren Kitchen Garden, which we sell at the local farmers market on Saturdays. These foods are primarily sweet and savoury preserves. We have also been having fun with designing the elements of the garden from locally sourced materials, building garden objects and play objects for children. Being so close to the Burren, woods we forage for wild foods, such as hazelnuts, blackberries and sloes. As we are in the north Burren on the southern shore of Galway Bay we do shoreline walks also, hightlighting the maritime heritage and food.
The Burren is known for its food. We have launched the Burren FOOD Trail
The fertile valleys of the Burren are a host to several cultivated and market gardens and many dairy, lamb and beef farmers and artisan food producers including smoked salmon, cheese, honey and preserves makers and shellfish providers.
We offer guided tours to visit food producers and growers, gardens and some award winning restaurants and cafés in the area. You get an opportunity to learn some more ‘secrets’ of garden care during an afternoon workshop and taste the best of local Burren food.
Preserves List – to order email firstname.lastname@example.org
APPLE SYRUP for Juice
BLACKBERRY & APPLE JAM
STRAWBERRY & FRUIT CONSERVE
BLACKCURRANT & APPLE JAM
APRICOT JAM with Almonds
BRAMLEY APPLE JELLY
SPICY APPLE CHUTNEY
TOMATO & APPLE RELISH
MUSTARD HONEY DRESSING
CHICKEN LIVER PATÉ
POACHED PEAR SAUCE
PLUM SWEET & SOUR SAUCE
WINTER JELLY - Limited Supply *
Ingredients: Sloes, Blackberry, Crab Apple, Elderberry, Haws and Rosehip.
Limited Supply * Seasonal please enquire