Tag Archives: Fresh Choice

Food Miles in practice


I am a big advocate of Try Ashbourne First. Before you buy anything online at least think about whether you could buy it in one of our independent retailers. I firmly believe that you will be surprised at just what … Continue reading

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Feeding the local economy one meal at a time


I am a big advocate of Try Ashbourne First. Before you buy anything online at least think about whether you could buy it in one of our independent retailers. I firmly believe that you will be surprised at just what … Continue reading

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Ashbourne in February…love is in the air


February is the month of romance.  Think of February and you think of Valentines Day – the opportunity to make someone aware of your feelings for them or the chance to remind the ones you love of just how much … Continue reading

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Ashbourne in October


I’ve banged on enough about shopping locally and eating local produce. We are now at the perfect time of year to change your ways and do just that. This is the season I love the most – when the things … Continue reading

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An appreciation of Summer in Ashbourne


Yesterday morning I woke up and looked out on my world and just thought how lucky I am. The sun was shining and highlighting flowers and leaves while the trees cast a cool dappled shadow on the grass. I sat … Continue reading

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The world’s finest sausage and the Ashbourne terroir


One of the joys of visiting France is to stumble across one of the local markets. They are a celebration not only of food but of the terroir – the environmental and physical characteristics which impart flavour. These characteristics produce … Continue reading

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Try Ashbourne First: #1 Fresh Choice – a foodie’s greengrocer


A few weeks ago I sat in a meeting with some of Ashbourne’s traders. They were discussing Ashbourne’s High Street and the opportunity to reinvigorate it. I have heard people criticising the range of shops and also the prices. The … Continue reading

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