Podcast #005: Riversfield Farm, Enniscorthy Rockin’ Food Festival

It’s a double header for this edition of the podcast with Riversfield Farm and Enniscorthy Rockin’ Food Festival under the bill.

Up first, in the Anocht-backed series with KCLR, I chat with Vincent Grace of Riversfield Farm in Callan.

Growing all manner of vegetables on the outskirts of Kilkenny, Vincent swapped a career in social care for getting his hands dirty on family land.

Riversfield Organic Farm
(L-R) Minister of State for the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Andrew Doyle TD, Vincent Grace, Founder, Riversfield Organic Farm and Tara McCarthy, CEO Bord Bia. Photo: Chris Bellew/ Fennell Photography

Now he’s supplying Michelin-starred restaurants and growing all year round.

Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

Following Vincent, I chat with Jean O’Connell, one of the driving forces behind the Enniscorthy Rockin’ Food Festival.

If I find myself free the August Bank Holiday weekend, I’ll make a beeline towards Enniscorthy to see what it’s all about but just in case, Jean gives me the full rundown of the weekend.

We also talk numbers, look at the work in programming the festival, funding difficulties on a national scale and how they’re going green(er) for 2019.

Listen: Ken On Food Podcast #005

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The next podcast drops on Wednesday coming and I’ve a bonus long listen slated for the Sunday of the August bank holiday.

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Ken McGuire

Digital media head now mixing it up in the world of broadcast media. Formerly Any Given Food (2010-2015), calling the food haven that is Kilkenny home. Award-winning podcaster turned broadcaster, find me on air weekdays 3-5.30pm on KCLR Drive.

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