Waterford Harvest Festival – Ireland (3)

Goatsbridge Trout Farm

Mags Kirwan and her husband Ger run Goatsbridge Premium Irish Trout in Kilkenny, Ireland and they are currently building out an extension to their facility which Mags is keeping a photo diary of via her twitter account – http://twitter.com/goatsbridge

They are dedicated to good food and passionate advocates of anything and everything which supports that. That focus helped to win Mags the title of Female Entrepreneur of the Year last Friday in Waterford.

Cramers Grove Ice Cream

A number of the businesses featured in this series were started by farmers who needed to diversify and have done so by developing strong packaged food brands.

Nigel and Carol Harper produce ice cream and sorbets in batches from their family dairy darm and they have flavours such as Pina Colada, Rum & Raisin and Tiramis!


Earlier posts in this series:




Cool Hunting: Nature’s Catch Smoked Salmon Jerky

Nature’s Catch Smoked Salmon Jerky

The classic road-trip snack gets a healthy, sustainable update

Nature’s Catch serves up a nutritiously tasty substitute with their Smoked Salmon Jerky….Using only wild Alaskan salmon, the Blaine, Washington-based company keeps sustainability in mind—the Environmental Defense Fund names salmon as one of the best eco-friendly fish to eat—when creating their thinly sliced jerky. 

Drawing on the well-managed population of salmon inhabiting the Pacific Northwest, the snack is rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fats, as well as vitamins D, B6 and B12.

Read on Cool Hunting

There are some great salmon/fish products out of Ireland as well and I will post about them here. The development of “value added” products and brands for marine based resources helps to create sustainable businesses and therefore helps to manage natural resources.