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Thursday, April 7, 2011 Celebrates National Launch

Online Food Producer Marketplace Goes National!

An innovative online retail business, that offers customers the convenience of having premium quality food delivered to their own home, is celebrating the launch of itsnew nationwide service., a Cork-based business that was

Wednesday, February 23, 2011



Penny The Hen, the symbol of, has had her thinking cap on and has come up with a Unique Gift Idea that Keeps on Giving, a gift that could well be the answer to your quest for the ideal Mothers Day present.

As an alternative to flowers and chocolates, this year treat your hardworking mother to a monthly tasting box from at a price that won’t cost you a fortune.  

With this new innovative gift idea, Penny the hen chooses a selection of scrumptious samples from the producers on, which are delivered monthly.  By signing up for ‘Penny’s Best Bits’ the recipient receives an assortment of up to 8 tasting samples from different local producers.  Give your mother a monthly reminder of your love by providing an opportunity to discover new and exciting products with a gift that keeps on giving!

The movement is one which supports local producers and offers food enthusiasts the opportunity to purchase a wide selection of great value food products.  The aim of is to connect the producer with the consumer and provide a diverse range of naturally produced foods.

It has Ireland’s biggest range of artisan and specialty food and drink producers under categories like bakery, cheese, fish and meat to be delivered within 48 hours.  There is nowhere else that consumers have access to over 600 unique products from 36 fantastic local producers. Ordering is simple and payments can be made securely with laser, Visa or Mastercard.

This Mother’s Day, introduce the special woman in your life (or yourself) to Penny’s favourite products and give a gift that adds a zing to the month.  Once you’ve tried the samples you can check out the producers’ stories and their other delectable products on the website.  A three month subscription starts at €70.

For further information about the contact Rory McCann at and check out

Tuesday, December 14, 2010



Food connoisseurs of Cork now have access to Ireland's best Farmers Market 24 hours a day, 7 days a week thanks to  

For foodies with a passion ­ the website even has links providing up to date information about the news and events taking place at the market. 

To mark the launch of the

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 LAUNCH

The English Market was buzzing last evening as Rory McCann’s new firm launched. The new firm, where the other principals are Peter Dowdall and Niamh Dixon, offers a collection and delivery service, collecting from local markets and artisan producers and delivering to customers from Crosshaven to Rathcormac (and maybe beyond that in the future).

Rory and Peter spoke at the opening as did the Lord Mayor Michael O’Connell and local politicians Billy Kelleher and Simon Coveney. But before that, some serious sampling had been done.

The two wines stands (Bubble Brothers and The Wine Buff) provided the lubrication as we made a start with Kate O’Connell’s Fish where sushi and oysters were available. Then on to some smoked salmon from the Old Millbank in Buttevant and spiced beef courtesy of Durcan’s.

There were other little nibbles available on trays before we made the big move upstairs where we started with a gorgeous paté  from Barrie Tyner, all served on the famous Arbutus Bread who were represented by founder Declan Ryan.

Great to meet tweet pal Dee’s Wholefoods and after a bite or two there sampled the BadBoy Sauces of Jennylynd James who offered various degrees of Caribbean heat. This was all taking place in the upstairs premises of the Farmgate Cafée and the “home team” served a generous portion of a lovely chicken curry.

A portion of top notch fish pie from Cronin’s Pub/Mad Fish Restaurant of Crosshaven followed before sampling the scrumptious organic fruits of Macroom’s Organic Republic – just loved the fig and date. Then some relish from Breheny’s Bellish for the Wicklow Brie on the next stand.

Also a  visit to Taste a Memory before ending the upstairs feeding with some terrine and paté from On the Pig’s Back where Isobel Sheridan was in smiling attendance.

Time now for something sweet and, downstairs, there was no shortage. Midleton’s Bitesize had some beautiful mouthfuls in mini-glasses and the macaroons from Christine Girault of the Sugar Café were irresistible. And another star here was the cheesecake by Glenilen Farms – must admit I didn't stop at one piece here!.

Something to take home? Why, of course.  Clonakilty’s Mella McAuley was on hand at this point, handing out little bags of her gorgeous butter fudge. 

A feast on the move. A terrific display from and the local producers. What a night.
Now, it is another day and Managing Director Rory and his partners are getting down to work. Hope it goes well folks, not just today, not just for this week, but for many years to come., The Rubicon Centre, CIT Campus, Bishopstown
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