Paddy Frankel | Litfest A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe
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I was born and raised on a mixed farm in Doneraile, Co. Cork.
 
I studied science at Trinity and completed a masters in Zoology in 2005. Following this I took 6 months out and cycled 14,500km from Dublin to Capetown. On returning I studied commercial organic horticulture with Jim Cronin in Killaloe. On our farm in Doneraile, Co. Cork, I began producing organic meat, fruit and vegetables for sale to in the Coal Quay Market and also supplied restaurants in Cork City. The farm now has 6 acres of horticulture, a 4 acre orchard, beef cattle, sheep and geese.
 
My aim is to diversify our farm activities on a small scale to explore what systems work best, spread the risks and expand our product range.
Years at Litfest: 2017

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Litfest - A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe is a weekend filled with fascinating facts, inspirational stories, intriguing discussions, incredible knowledge, fantastic music, fabulous dancing and of course, delicious food and drinks.
 
It is the only festival of its kind in Ireland and has created an important hub for food and drinks enthusiasts worldwide to meet and share ideas with each other.

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