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Fresh from the Farmers' MarketRTÉ One, Wednesday 7.30pm

Episode 8

In this final programme of Fresh From The Farmers' Markets Clodagh completes her gourmet tour of Ireland by heading to county Waterford. Clodagh drops in to Ardkeen Farmers' Market, and gets the opportunity to  make vegetable soup in this very popular market which is held every Sunday morning in the middle of the city,

Another popular market in Co Waterford is in the seaside town of Dungarvan where Clodagh meets Esther Barron of Barrons Bakery, Wolfgang Schliebitz of Knocklara Farmhouse Cheese and Joe Condon of Omega Beef Direct. After the market, Clodagh visits Barrons Bakery in Cappaquin and also visits Joe Condon's farm in the Knockmealdown Mountains to see his Galloway cattle.

Finally, Clodagh goes to the Arlington House Hotel, famous for its gourmet food and for supporting local producers, where head chef Jean-Baptiste Dubois makes Egg Benedict using a Waterford 'Bla' a local white bread roll.

From pies and ice cream in Kerry, to cheeses and chocolates in Clare, Clodagh introduces Irish viewers to some of the best food in the country as she visits many of the 137 farmers' markets in Ireland.


The Cork born presenter introduces viewers to individual passionate food producers as they talk to her about their food and Clodagh then enlists the help of local chefs to demonstrate recipes using local produce, including Jean-Baptiste Dubois and  Neven Maguire.


"I'm very pleased to be involved in highlighting the variety and quality of local produce available in farmers' markets around Ireland"  says Clodagh. "It's about looking at the importance of families preparing dinner together, and sitting around the table at six o'clock every day and enjoying it together. I believe that really good food should be available to everyone, and I hate food snobbery. I would rather spend €20 on ingredients at a farmers' market than €300 on a Michelin-starred meal!"

Clodagh McKenna