Marie Charland, a French Canadian who came to Ireland 16 years ago, met her husband Fergal Murphy while pouring a pint for him in his local. Together they have created a little food industry between them.
Marie makes Pickled in Dingle chutneys including ‘Date and Orange’; ‘Butternut Squash, Apricot and Almond’; ‘Pear and Red Onion’ and ‘Beetroot and Orange’ made with beetroot grown by her friend Aidan in Castlegregory.
Meanwhile Fergal has created a business from his passion for beekeeping, selling Ballydavid Honey from his hives of bees who feast on clover, fuchsia flowers, blackberries and sycamore in Ballydavid, just ten minutes west of Dingle. The honey is pale with a delicate flavour and changes throughout the year depending on what’s growing in each season. It is the ultimate local product.
You’ll find ‘Pickled in Dingle’ chutneys and Ballydavid Honey at farmer’s markets in Kerry.