Food Academy

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Our Back Garden

Our Back Garden is located in Kilbranish, Bunclody Co. Wexford ,a beautiful place on the side of Mt Leinster. In 2008 we had time to spare and were looking for a business opportunity, so with my husband Frank we started to grow our own fruit and vegetables and produce our own jams and chutneys. I have sold our produce at local markets and I also sell it in the Farm Cafe in Newtownbarry House. I like trying new combinations and experimenting with new tastes and ingredients.

I have taken part in the Food Academy with Supervalu and Musgraves, and I have found it very helpful. There were times when I felt overwhelmed but with the great help and reassurance of the mentors, everything is possible. During the course we have been taken through all aspects of running a food business and I feel much more confident as a result.

We hope when our business grows we will be able to employ students during the summer months to pick the fruit, meanwhile I will be working fulltime and my husband and daughter will be working part time.

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