Dunphy’s of Annestown ‘Harvest Festivalling’ for the first time this year

At next week’s Waterford Harvest Festival we will see, for the first time, the appearance of Dunphy’s of Annestown alongside well known companies such as Dawn Meats, Glanbia, Flahavan’s, Seedtech and Flanagan’s Fresh Fish.
It’s a new venture for Eoghan Dunphy, owner and MD, of Dunphy’s of Annestown and he feels that this type of event support is one of the ways he can give back to the community and also help to raise the profile of this local vegetable supplier.
Dunphy’s are in fact one the very few local growers and suppliers of vegetables to the catering industry. Much of this year’s crop is currently being harvested on the City’s boundary and further afield in farms around the Annestown area of County Waterford.
“When I was approached by Paul Nolan of Dawn Meats I was immediately interested in how I and the business could contribute to the 2015 Waterford Harvest Festival, which is really a showcase of all that is good about food production in the South East. I was delighted to be asked and I suppose that being asked is testament to the quality of the produce we supply to food industry here in Waterford.” he said.
“Having met with Paul and Brid Kirby, Festival Director, I was keen to bring them both to our fields to show them exactly what Dunphy’s are growing and producing for 2015. It was certainly refreshing to see both Paul and Brid very interested in my produce and we even had Paul digging up some of this year’s potato crop.
“To be involved on the 2015 Festival will, I feel, move our business to another level and we look forward to the weekend of 11th to 13th September when we will be supplying a variety of our home-grown produce to the Festival.”
Said Festival Chairman Paul Nolan: “We are extremely pleased that one of the County’s very own local suppliers will help to support two of programmed events at this ear’s Harvest Festival.
“Eoghan and Dunphy’s of Annestown involvement tells its own story and the enthusiasm that Eoghan shows for his home-grown produce is infectious and we as a Committee are only too delighted that he could come on board and showcase his produce that is grown quite literally on the City’s boundaries.
“The Harvest Festival is Ireland’s premier foodie event and being able to tell a local story as part of a National event is of course a bonus to us, to Dunphy’s and to the visitors who will undoubtedly flock in their thousands this weekend.” (www.waterfordharvestfestival.com)

Eoghan Dunphy and Ronan Joy harvesting local turnips for this weekend's Harvest Festival menu.

Eoghan Dunphy and Ronan Joy harvesting local turnips for this weekend's Harvest Festival menu.

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