Here’s what we like to see – a county and its food producers coming together to work towards a shared vision. And Kilkenny has the spotlight this week as they launch their Kilkenny Food Vision 2020-2025. The launch happens this Thursday 24 October but ahead of it, Irish Country Living has been given a sneak peak of what is to come.

First off, the Food Vision document which is funded by Kilkenny Local Enterprise Office (LEO) and Kilkenny LEADER Partnership (KLP) comes with some reputable evidence behind it. In 2009, the county devised its original food strategy which at the time was the ground-breaking pioneer of the many county food strategies that followed in the last decade.