SuperValu Thomastown supports Kilkenny School of Food

John Kelly, head gardener, School of Food with Eimear Delahunty and Pat Keating, from Grow it Yourself International

First crop from School of Food site on sale in SuperValu Thomastown

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The Kilkenny School of Food, a community initiative led by volunteers in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, has had its first major success by gaining the support of the local SuperValu. Its crops, sown and harvested on site at the former boy’s national school, will now be available inSuperValu Thomstown shopping aisles.

Opened in January 2015, the School of Food’s one acre Market Garden, grown with the assistance of Grow It Yourself (GIY), boasts a wide selection of vegetables, fruit, herbs and salad crops which have been planted for use in the Chef Training and Cookery classes. A portion of the garden has been dedicated to rare and unusual vegetables such as sweet potato, oca and yacón.

Thanks to the support of SuperValu, the School of Food has a fully fitted training kitchen, classrooms and an incubation kitchen and will now proudly display its produce on SuperValu shelves.  The school aims to be an acclaimed training centre for aspiring and experienced professional chefs and a food hub for discourse, innovation and learning, achieved through strategic partnerships and community collaboration.

Commenting about the project, Ciara Humphreys, SuperValu Food Academy project support manager, said: “As our stores are owned and operated by local entrepreneurs, we understand the importance of community and do more than any other grocery retailer to support local initiatives. We hope to see the Kilkenny School of Food go from strength to strength and help to produce the next success stories of the Irish food industry.”

 

 

 

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