Archive for October, 2010

New Irish Organic Rapeseed Oil

Following a piece on the radio a couple of weeks ago, we have been inundated with requests for an Irish Organic Rapeseed Oil.  We’re pleased to say that we’ve found one, and its an award winner – Second Nature Happy Heart Oil.

Drumeen Farm just down the road in County Kilkenny is the oldest existing organic farm in Ireland.  They haven’t used pesticides or herbicides there for more than 50 years.  Now they grow, cold press & bottle their own Rapeseed oil. 

A great source of Vitamin E and high in Omega 3, Rapeseed oil is light and delicate in flavour and can be used for salad dressings, dips, sauces, roasting and baking – in fact more or less anywhere you would normally use butter or olive oil.

The oil is in-store now for a really good price of €5.99 for 500ml. More information is available at

Free A Vogel Echinacea Seeds

We were lucky enough to visit the Vogel herb farm in Switzerland a couple of years ago & there’s no finer sight than a field of Echinacea in full flower. 

Now those nice people at A. Vogel have given us some Echinacea Purpurea seeds to give away to our customers (while stocks last).

The next time you buy any A Vogel Echinacea product (Echinoforce tincture or tablets, Junior Echinacea tincture or tablets or Throat Spray) we’ll give you a box of Echinacea seeds FREE.  So you can give your immune system a boost as we head into the winter & be ready to sow your own Echinacea seeds in the garden next spring.

Vacation Time

The bags are packed, the dogs are off to the kennels & the hens are being fed & watered by two young lads from the village. We are taking a few days away before the run in to Christmas begins.

Blasta Wholefoods will re-open at 9.30am on Monday 18th October.  Our apologies for any inconvenience.

GIY Dungarvan’s First Birthday

GIY Dungarvan celebrated our first birthday last night with a “harvest festival” of wonderful home baking, salads, preserves, dips and chutnies.  The tables at Dillon’s Bar were groaning with every kind of food; all home made and all containing ingredients from the garden. We even had a first birthday cake! 

It would be unfair to single out anything or special mention as everyone put in so much effort (but the beetrrot pesto was hard to beat).  Even our speaker Jo Doorley got into the spirit of the evening by bringing along some of her own home baking.  

The evening was such a success that we have already agreed to do it again next year.  It was a great way to celebrate all the hard work in the garden this Summer.  Many thanks to everyone who came along. 

Anyone wanting top catch Jo Doorley talking about her work in transforming the Nude Food Garden can meet Jo at the garden’s open day from 11.00am on Thursday 14th October at Nude Food, O’Connell Street, Dungarvan.

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