Time to go organic
Autumn is the perfect time for seasonal Irish produce, says Georgina Campbell, and it's now easier than ever to find locally sourced organic ingredients for your favourite dishes
Coming in out of the culinary wilderness at last, organic food is less of a niche area these days: more people are producing organic in Ireland, and more consumers see it as a mainstream alternative where you care about the quality and provenance of what you're putting into your mouth -- and, especially, your children's mouths. And, perfectly timed in early autumn when fresh seasonal Irish produce is at its most abundant, the annual National Organic Week celebrations have become a high point in the Irish foodie calendar.
Co-ordinated by Bord Bia (for information go to www.BordBia.ie/Organic_Week) and funded by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the week-long event continues to raise consumer awareness of organic food, how to recognise it when shopping and where to buy it. Wherever you live, get out and enjoy it, buy some lovely seasonal organic produce -- and then cook up something tasty for a Sunday brunch with friends and family.