Food fest to showcase Westside

The seventh Galway Food Festival has announced a programme of events which will showcase the emerging food-growing culture of Galway’s Westside area.

The west of Ireland’s premiere food festival will take place over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, from March 29 to April 2, and as part of this year’s festival theme of Planting Seeds will foreground the increasing importance of urban agriculture in our cities.

The Galway Food Festival celebrates the city and county’s culinary landscape, showcasing the people, produce, and passion that have firmly established Galway as the food capital of the west, and features five days of open-air markets, food trails, family fun, and much more.

Speaking about the importance of the Galway Food Festival JP McMahon said: “It is great to see the Westside community coming to utilise modern aspects of urban living. Many of these elements can be used to inspire other areas of the city.’’

The festival theme Planting Seeds will resonate throughout a wide-ranging programme of over 100 food-based events celebrating the importance of sharing food together to promote a healthy community that starts in the home.

Between the official festival opening night, on Thursday March 29 in the Kitchen Café, and the return of the popular Breaking Bread on Easter Monday, the festival will present an engaging programme of talks, top class workshops, a wide variety of tours, as well as in-house events, all of which will encourage people to reconnect with where their food comes from, and learning more about what nature can provide for us and how we can connect to our communities by developing the relationship between food and culture.

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