IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT which fruit and vegetables are in season, visit the Bord Bia website www.bestinseason.ie. Bord Bia recently held the National Strawberry Week Competition, which was won by Lucia Poliaková. Lucia received a €500 One-4-all voucher. Runners up were Marie Therese Healy and Gillian Brown, who each received a luxury strawberry hamper. midleton food & drink festival 2010 will take place on Saturday, September 11. There will be more than 50 food stalls, craft stalls, cookery demonstrations and wine tastings plus puppet shows, an East Cork Camera Club exhibition and street entertainment. The Midleton Farmers' Market will be celebrating its 10th anniversary during the event. interested in raw foods? You can now buy Natasha's Living Foods in Ukiyo Bar on Exchequer Street, Yamamori Sushi at Lower Ormond Quay and Yamamori Noodles on Georges Street, Dublin.
On Saturdays you'll find Natasha's Living Food stalls at Dublin Food Co-op (Newmarket Square, off Cork Street) and Temple Bar (Meeting House Square, Dublin), and on Sundays in Dun Laoghaire (The People's Park).
Her raw chocolates, crackers and other products are available in Nourish on Wicklow Street, Restore on Camden Street, Blazing Salads on Drury Lane, Select Stores in Dalkey Town and Down to Earth on Georges Street. She has recently started selling her own natural face and body products.
- heron foods has launched a new batter mix, which is gluten, wheat and dairy free. It is suitable for pancakes, tortillas, yorkshire puddings and more and costs €4.50 for a 500g box from www.glutenfreedirect.com.