Christmas markets and fairs will be taking place in villages and towns throughout the country over the next few weeks and here in Carlow we’re no exception. In a few days time we will be given the chance to experience a whole programme of events for Christmas in Carlow and on Sunday we’ll be offered a little ‘Taste of Carlow’, when local crafts people and food producers will come together under one roof to show us their wares.
Over thirty local producers will be selling products that range from gingerbread cookies and fresh water pearl jewellery to locally produced honey, wood turned bowls and chocolate this Sunday, 30th November 2014 from noon until 6.00pm.
We are also promised entertainment throughout the afternoon from Santa who will be there with Rudolph and his friends, carol singing from local choirs as well as demos during this free event.
I’m really enjoying getting to meet and recognise many of the small, local business’ that work hard all year and who appreciate the help we can give them when we shop locally, particularly at Christmas time when most of us are spending a little bit more on gifts or for Christmas feasts. If you can’t make this event, on Sunday, 7th December Duckett’s Grove will be opening its grand gates for a magical sounding Christmas fair, but more of that coming up soon.
Are you planning to spend a bit more time looking for and buying more artisan food and local craft this Christmas and support the Slow Food movement and local communities?
Green and Vibrant are helping to spread the word about the Taste of Carlow event. Keep an eye out for the #TasteCarlowChristmas hashtag for more information and updates.