August 2009, Awards, Events and New Products

McCarthys were mentioned on Rozanne’s Cookery Corner on the Pat Kenny Show in August. Rozanne was singing the praises of the South African sausage called Boerewors and let listeners know that they could purchase it from McCarthy’s of Kanturk. Jack and Tim had a great time at the Taste Kildare Festival, won a Gold Star Award at the Great Taste Awards for Sliabh Luachra Beef and Tim attended the launch of Rozanne Steven’s Cookery School in Dublin.

Venison Available Online Soon. We will soon have venison from Millstreet Country Park available from us exclusively and online soon.

Nitrate Free Bacon Now Available Online.Bacon has been cured for thousands of years this way, without any salt peter, nitrite or any artificial aditives or ingredients. This is bacon cured bio-organically from free range pigs. Bacon doesn’t get any more natural than this.

The Taste Kildare Festival

The Taste Kildare Festival on 23rd August was a great experience. Jack and Tim travelled up and down on the one day with a van load of produce and merchandising material not knowing what to expect so taking everything they thought they could possibly need.

On the day Jack and Tim mainly concentrated on selling breakfast packs (soon to be available online so watch out) that included the award winning black pudding which sold very well.

McCarthys also had their produce featured on the day on the Miele stand where Rozanne Stevens cooked a fabulous black pudding starter and venison with a chocolate chili sauce.

One lucky individual from Kildare won a €50 speciality hamper in the draw in aid of enable ireland, who the whole event was in aid of. Jack and Tim took great joy in supporting a worthy cause and that gave a great feel good factor on the long drive home.