National Organic Food Fair

Speakers announced for free public talks at NOFF

National Organic Food Fair

Sunday, 14th September, 2014.

Open to the public and free entry to all.


Have you ever wondered about the benefits of purchasing organics or how to grow your own organic produce or even how an Irish organic brand becomes a household name?  You can hear about these and more for free at the National Organic Food Fair on Sunday, 14th September in Marlay Park.

Speakers from the world of organic production, food writing, brand building and of course cooking will be giving free public talks throughout the day.

Pat Lalor from Kilbeggan Farm will talk about the values of organic produce, why you should eat it and the difference between conventional and organic growing.  Kitty Scully author, food writer and presenter will share her secrets on how to grow organic produce at home and getting your garden organically prepared all year round.

Kenneth Keavey from Green Earth Organics discusses the nutritional benefits of eating organics while Julie Calder Potts from Highbank Orchard gives us an insight into the value of growing, producing and building an apple brand like Highbank.

Clodagh McKenna hosts a cooking demonstrations using excellent organic produce, most of which has been sourced from the stall holders at the event. All of this is free but can get quite busy so be sure to get there early to get your seat!

The National Organic Food Fair is open to all and entry is free!  A collaboration between the Organic Trust and the Irish Organic Farmers and Growers Association, it is supported by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

The Fair will have lots on offer with face painters, balloon makers, and a pet farm to name just a few attractions. This organic festival will also have lots of outdoor stalls and marquees showcasing Irish organic products. Tempting food stalls will also be there with a host of food ranging from burgers, to soups, yogurt and apple syrups and ciders, all of which are certified organic. It promises to be the largest display of Irish organic food available in a single venue yet.

The aim of this year’s National Organic Food Fair is to strengthen and promote the message that organic, local and seasonal foods offer the best quality ingredients for home cooking, combined with the added advantage of supporting jobs, economic growth and local development.

National Organic Food Fair: Sunday, 14th September: Marlay Park from 10.30am to 4.30pm.

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In the demo marquee (first come first seated)


11.00 – 11.30

Pat Lalor (Kilbeggan Farm) Talk: Why Organic?

 11.35 – 12.05

Kitty Scully (Food writer and presenter) Talk: Get up and Grow

 12.15 – 1.45

Clodagh McKenna Cooking demonstration (using Organic ingredients)

 2.00 – 2.30

Kenneth Keavey (Green Earth Organics) Talk: You are what you eat

 2.35 – 4.00

Clodagh McKenna Cooking demonstration (using Organic ingredients)

 4.05 – 4.35

Julie Calder Potts (Highbank Orchard) Talk: Adding value to organic apples, an insight to Highbank Orchard