Owner of the Ballymaloe Cookery School in Shanagarry, Co Cork, Ireland, Darina Allen is a teacher, food writer, newspaper columnist, cookbook author and television presenter. The Ballymaloe Cookery School is situated on her family’s organically run farm, and they believe that good food, good health and good farming practices are an inseparable part of the same process. Darina was the founder of some of the first farmers markets in Ireland, is a tireless advocate for artisan producers, and is involved on an ongoing basis in helping set up new markets. The winner of countless awards for her leadership in slow food and sustainability, she is currently chair of the Middleton Farmers Market, is a councillor for Ireland in the Slow Food Movement and President of the East Cork Convivium of Slow Food. This program has been brought to you by Fairway Market.

“We have to shock people out of thinking that food is something that comes wrapped in plastic off a supermarket shelf.” — Darina Allen on Greenhorn Radio