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The fifth Eurotoques food forum and fair will take place at Brooklodge, Macreddin, Co Wicklow on Sunday, September 3, 2006.

This event is always a fantastic day out for all food lovers. It includes an organic & and wild food BBQ and a wonderful food fair featuring Ireland’s top artisan producers, along with food-related discussions. Email: Telephone Ruth at 01-6779995 for information or to book a stall.

* Cooks Academy in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin will run Green Living, their popular wholefood/detox cookery courses from the start of September. Green Living nutrition and wholefood cookery course, from Monday, September 4 for six weeks; vegetarian and wholefood cookery class on Friday, September 8 and again on Monday, October 16. or ring 01-2145002.

* Athy farmer’s market is now in full swing. It takes place every Sunday from 10am-3pm in Emily Square in the heart of Athy.

It features all sorts of local food, some organic — homemade chocolates, herbs, vegetables, cakes, biscuits, preserves, farmhouse cheese, free-range meats, artisan bread and goat’s milk.

On the first Sunday of every month there are craft stalls, line music and demonstrations and face painting — it all sounds like delicious fun.

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