Well if you didn’t know it finishes tomorrow. It was actually National Organic Week between the 14th – 20th September 2009.
Funded by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and co-ordinated by Bord
Bia, National Organic Week aims to continue to raise consumer awareness of organic
food, how to recognise it when shopping and where to buy it.
The key messages of National Organic Week are:
(i) Organic is an alternative method of food production.
(ii) Organic produce is both fresh and seasonal.
(iii) Organic is environmentally friendly and natural.
(iv) Consider organic produce when cooking at weekends and for special occasions
(v) Where to buy organic food.
Having looked at Bord Bia’s website there were some great events on. http://www.bordbia.ie/aboutfood/organicfood/pages/nationalorganicweek2009-eventslisting.aspx
However it does feel that the events have not had the impact they deserve, whether this has been due to the ongoing Nama debacle or The All Ireland Football final which particularly living in Cork and working in Kerry seems to have been the major topic for the majority of people I know.
I would love to hear if anyone did anyone did make it to any of the events.