Food Miles: How Local is your Food

At Sea View House we love food. We love to grow it cook it and eat it and by doing this we reduce our food miles

Nearly all that we eat ourselves or serve to our guests are either homegrown produced or sourced locally.

Food Miles in the Burren Sea View House Doolin

Food Miles: By sourcing as much of our food as possible from local producers and our gardens, we reduce the food miles (the distance that food must travel to get from farm to fork) of the food we serve. Our menu indicates the food miles of every dish we serve.

Eggs: Eggs come straight from our Ducks and Chickens.

Fruit and Vegetables: Our home is based on the family farm allowing us to produce some of the fruit and vegetables we use in the kitchen.

  • Herbs from our small kitchen garden.
  • Tomatoes, melons, and strawberries from our Polly Tunnel
  • Rhubarb, strawberries, potatoes, and apples come from our garden and small orchard.

The rest of our fruit and vegetables come from Cathronia’s stall in the square in Ennistymon.

Bread, Fruits, Jams, and Preserves: Rather than buy packaged and tinned food we try to bake and cook as much as possible in our kitchen.

  • We poach and stew all our own fruits.
  • We make our own jams and chutneys.
  • Darra bakes most of the bread that we serve.

Yogurt: We make all our own yogurt here at Sea View House.
Cheese: We source all our cheese from small local artisan producers:

  • Goats Cheese from St Tola Organic Goats Cheese in Inagh.
  • Gouda from the Ailwee Cave in Balyvaughan.
  • Cheddar from Cahill’s Farmhouse Cheese in Limerick.

Local Burren Cheese : The Lodges @ Sea View House Doolin

Smoked Salmon: Our smoked Salmon comes from the Burren Smokehouse in Lisdoonvarna.

Fish: Garrihy’s Seafood just up the road from us supply us with our breakfast Kippers.

Groceries: General groceries are bought at Jordan’s in Lisdoonvarna or Supervalu in Ennistymon.

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