What a wet month it has been, but lets not complain about it…but it has been a bit hard on us all, including all the animals.

tomatoesWe have been busy sourcing new products for the shop, since our last news letter we have doubled our products in the shop, a whole new health section, organic dried fruits, seeds and nuts….and if you want some thing nice to relax why not try a dead sea salt bath or some Bert’s Bees products or hand made soap made by Roybn Allen in Co. Cork.

We are now stocking Clarke’s smoked salmon from the west of Ireland, they have been smoking salmon for over 60 years and what a wonderful product it is, also they supply us with smoked mackerel, smoked trout and fab kippers.

Thanks to a very good friend of Philip’s we have now a 1950’s bright yellow Morris commercial truck under our wings and delivery is no problem…. new signs for the truck will be here shortly.

We were so pleased to be paid a visit by Myrtle Allen of Ballymaloe House at the Tinahely Farm Shop at the end of June. Myrtle  called on a busy day in the shop but fortunately, we managed to share a cup of tea with her and she was kind enough to have her picture taken right here in the middle of the shop.

Myrtle Allen visits Tinahely Farm

Earlier in the month we had a wonderful night here at the shop – well, in the sheep shed if truth be told – with the ICA and Tinahely Women’s Network. We danced away in the sheep shed after a wonderful barbecue, cooked by Philip and meat supplied by local butcher Damien Murphy, whose meat is available here at the shop every day.

Thanks to Chris Corlett and Yvonne Whitty of Cathy’s spelt for organising a wonderful talk on Co. Wicklow Farm houses, we had a great turn out and the first of many, a very interesting and informative talk and every one who attended really enjoyed the lecture and the cup of tea!!

Tinahely FarmEvery Tuesday a group of ladies have been meeting up for a crochet class under the guidance of Irene Lundgaard, she has been teaching the ladies amazing creations, from flowers, scarves to bags, classes start again on Tuesday 3rd of July.

We are trying to promote our Tinahely Veg Box here every Saturday and there is also something free in your box…free range eggs or home made jam….thanks to Darina Allen we also put in a recipe from her book Forgotten Skills. The veg boxes are only ten euro and so fresh….

We are taking a break from basket making for the summer but taking names for the next class which is the 15th of September, a wonderful day and you go home with a basket made by yourself the day costs €55 and that includes your lunch and all your materials.

Thanks to all our customers for supporting us and we look forward to meet new people to our shop…come and have a cup of tea in a china cup and enjoy the ambiance of the Tinahely Farm Shop.