Wish I had a shop like Castlemartyr’s Village Greengrocer closer to me than the East Cork village. Everything from wine to balsamic vinegar, from cabbage to asparagus, from Amaretto D’Italia biscuits to home baking... and even a Food Hall where you may take away or eat on the tables outside.
A pot of Ballymaloe Seville marmalade (€3.29), some flat mushrooms, Crinnaghtaun Apple Juice (€2.99), Emile Noel Organic extra virgin Olive Oil (€9.20 for 50cl), Amaretto d’Italia (for my recently acquired bottles of Marsala), Knockamore Irish farmhouse Cheese, their own Blackcurrant Jam and a pack of those whole cooked beetroot were among the purchases.
Courtesy was very evident from the moment we pulled into the (small) car park; there is street parking and the service was with a smile and a chat.
The only slightly disappointing note was that the beetroot and blueberries were from the UK. Looks like our home growers, who will always get a chance in a place like this, still have a bit to go!
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