It's 'Take Off' For Cork's Artisan Food Producers

Farmer’s market initiative showcases local food producers available at Cork Airport 

Aramark has teamed up with Cork Airport to showcase the very best of Cork’s outstanding locally produced food, which it serves to more than 3 million passengers who pass through the airport each year. 

The farmer’s market initiative brings together Cork’s vibrant artisan and local food producers to showcase the very best of food available to all passengers and visitors. The Farmers Market brings together such products as the award winning Haslett’s Bakery; handmade Durras cheese from the beautiful valley of Coomkeen; artisan Ardsallagh Goat’s Cheese from Carrigtwohill; and the renowned Carrigaline Cheese .

Kevin Cullinane, Head of Communications DAA, said: “Events like our farmer’s market help to provide an insight into the passion, pride and love with which our local artisan food makers produce simple, honest, and delicious foodstuffs.

Brian Casey, Aramark General Manager, Cork Airport, commented: “As Cork is often known as the gourmet capital of Ireland, the Food Republic is the embodiment of a commitment to live up to those standards. Insistent on fresh, locally sourced ingredients from local suppliers, there is a wide array of choice for travellers looking to enjoy a meal. The farmers market here today showcases the food available at Cork airport which aims to delight the palates of local and international travellers alike.

Aramark Head Chef David Magee added: “We’ve developed a menu that reflects Cork’s position as the gourmet capital of Ireland.  The quality and provenance is first class and gets a great reaction from Irish and international passengers travelling through the airport for each journey. Our focus on local suppliers is unique and gives passengers a really special dedicated experience”.