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5 Reasons to Buy Irish

Posted by Paula Higgins, January 2021

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When you shop with foodeezz.com, you are helping to keep artisanal and small-scale businesses thriving. Here is why we think it is so important to buy Irish!

1. SUPPORT IRISH TRADITIONS AND CRAFTS

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Supporting artisan and speciality food producers is a key goal for us at the foodeezz marketplace. We want to promote the best of Ireland’s local an artisan food producers. Ireland has an enviable reputation as a strong food-producing nation, based on qualities such as local sourcing, traditional food production methods, skilled craftspeople and authentic recipes.

 

When you choose independent sellers, you are strengthening Ireland’s speciality food industry and supporting the continuation of traditions, processes and crafts.

2. HELP ALL LOCAL BUSINESSES

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When you buy from an artisan food maker on foodeezz.com,  you are not just getting some great food to enjoy and helping them to grow their business. You are also helping the entire ecosystem of services that they use to keep their business running and their lights on.

 

Local producers tend to use local services, accountants, insurance brokers, and suppliers. As well as employing local people, the small businesses in your area also use a higher percentage of locally grown ingredients. Buying locally also reduces carbon footprint. Buying Irish-made goods makes sense on so many levels.

3. KEEP YOUR EUROS IN THE COMMUNITY

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Every €10 that you or your family spend locally on Irish products is estimated to generate more than €40 of benefit to the local community in terms of employment, according the the Irish Small and Medium Enterprise Association (ISME).

 

The food production sector employs tens of thousands of skilled people in the Irish economy, so buying locally made goods is a simple step we can all do to help support livelihoods.

4. LOCAL = SEASONAL

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When you import out-of-seasons foods from abroad, there are some obvious environmental considerations. However imported fresh foods also lose much of their freshness, flavour and other good stuff in the process.  Shopping for in-season foods in Ireland can help lock in all the fresh and healthy benefits we think that we are paying for.

 

With the help of foodeezz.com, you shop more conscientiously for local produce, we can rest assured that it is seasonal and at its prime.

5. CORONA, INSURANCE, BREXIT, OH MY!

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Small and medium sized companies have felt the impact of the global pandemic more than their larger equivalents. COVID-19 lock-downs and shut-downs have knocked many small businesses sideways with rising insurance premiums and other costs making the price of doing business prohibitively high for some. The aftermath of Brexit is creating red tape headaches, trading roadblocks and injecting a degree of volatility into market demand from the UK. It’s more important than ever to support small, local and artisan businesses.

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