Waterford Harvest Festival To Host 100-Mile Food Market

By Dave Simpson
Waterford Harvest Festival To Host 100-Mile Food Market

The team behind Waterford's 2022 Harvest Festival is set to host a 100-mile food market as a means of supporting hyper-local and regional food producers in a more sustainable fashion. The market will take place over two days of the festival across Waterford City between 9-11 September 2022.


Speaking about the market and the concept behind it, Harvest Festival co-director Shona Dubois said, "Our goal is to support and showcase as many local food and drinks businesses who each hold the same sustainable values as the Harvest Festival.

"Local food is fresher, it's more nutritious and with fewer travel miles it has less of an impact on the environment. From a business perspective we are determined to support food and drinks producers for a better local and regional economy; so by creating a 100-mile food market for the Harvest Festival we hope to achieve as many of these goals as possible.

"We are also very proud to share that over 50% of the food and drinks businesses at our 2022 market will be from within County Waterford; we have a thriving food and drinks scene in the city and county so we know that visitors to the festival will enjoy the best of the best."

The Harvest Festival Market will traverse across Waterford's squares and interconnecting streets, and will span from John Robert's Square into Arundel Square onto Michael Street, and travel up Patrick's Street and down to Barronstrand Street. With a focus on sustainability, the Harvest Festival Market includes an array of traders.


The festival is being supported by Waterford City & County Council and organised by GIY, who are bringing sustainability right to the heart of the festivities, showcasing Waterford's food heritage and celebrating the city's restaurants, eateries and producers.

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