Cottage industry: Putting local produce centre stage
For years, many small Irish towns have steadily lost their sense of community as the urban-rural divide continues to deepen. But now the creators of the Cottage Market movement are determined to reverse the tide of stagnation
Returning to Ireland after living in Bristol for a decade, GIY (Grow it Yourself) community manager Karen O’Donoghue felt a huge desire to be part of her local community, and also saw a gap in locally sourced produce.
“I felt there needed and still needs to be a real celebration of local producers, farmers’ markets and community support agriculture,” she says. “There was huge talent, but absolutely no diversity, no opportunities for those people...
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