What is the Kerry Food Market Trial?
The team at Sol y Sombra are looking for people interested in eating well at home to try out a new concept, provisionally called Kerry Food Market. It will be for people who want to eat delicious, wholesome, home-cooked food but might not have the time, skill or desire to cook 7 days a week.
Genuinely good food produced in a sustainable way isn’t cheap; however, our ultimate aim is to combine an efficient online ordering system, a dedicated production kitchen, and a customer-driven menu to enable us to offer a fairly priced, healthy, tasty, and sustainable alternative to cooking.
We ran the first 6-week trial in January and February and taking the feedback provided onboard we will return for another 6 weeks with an improved offering on Tuesday 13th April. We will offer approximately 6 different dishes each week, 2 side orders and 2 desserts. The dishes are priced at a little over the cost of ingredients, to reflect the fact that it’s a trial and we’re hoping you’ll help us by providing honest feedback. We’ve done plenty of work on our dishes and we hope you will enjoy them.
We’ll take any feedback, but specifically, we ask participants to help us through completing a simple feedback form per meal (taking less than 1 minute to complete) which you can take a photo of and text back to us or return at your next collection.
What Kind of Dishes will be offered?
We will offer a wide range of dishes and cuisines, including vegan/vegetarian. To keep things as cost-effective as possible we will provide the main dish/s for your meal and you can either cook the side dish or order one from us. We are now offering 2 portion sizes – single (from €5) and double (from €8). We will cook to order so pre-ordering 2-3 days in advance is required. Meals will generally keep chilled for 3 days so ordering for more than one meal is also possible. To see our draft 6-week menu click here:
How will the trial work in practice?
- Each week we’ll send you a link via text/email when we are taking orders online
- You can order, pay and select your collection slot using the link
- We will have 2 collection days Tuesday & Friday (4 pm – 6:30 pm)
- Delivery in the mid-Kerry area can be arranged if you are unable to collect
- Capacity will be limited, so you’ll have the most choice by ordering early
Are you interested in being a part of the trial?
Register below to receive the weekly menu update and more information.