North Coast Smokehouse Ballycastle’s 3rd ÉCONOMUSÉE®
Updated: Dec 29, 2019
My great friends Ruairidh and Melanie of North Coast Smokehouse launched as an ÉCONOMUSÉE® last weekend. I was one of the lucky ones to attend the launch and witness the recognition of their years of hard work, passion and artisan craft.
If you’re not familiar with the term, an ÉCONOMUSÉE® showcases artisans and their trades. The concept allows artisans to open their workshops to the general public so they can share their knowledge and passion and sell products made on the premises.
North Coast Smokehouse joins six other artisan businesses to become the seventh ÉCONOMUSÉE® in Northern Ireland, and is the third to call Ballycastle its home. Our town also boasts Broughgammon Farm and Ursa Minor Bakehouse as existing ÉCONOMUSÉE® members, which both became members in 2017. North Coast Smokehouse, Broughgammon Farm and Ursa Minor Bakehouse also notably used local markets as a launch pad for their businesses.
So if you’re curious about the craft of smoking why not get in touch? You can drop in and observe a working smokehouse, read up on the history, heritage and processes with the fantastic information boards and pick up some of their delicious products to take away with you. (It is best to ring ahead in case they are out collecting fresh salmon or making deliveries.) Small group tours, tastings and demonstrations can also be arranged.
North Coast Smokehouse trades regularly at the Naturally North Coast and Glens artisan market so why not go along and introduce yourself? Ruairidh offers samples to taste and is always willing to talk about his craft. The next NNCG markets are Easter Monday 22nd April at the Marine Hotel in Ballycastle, 11am-4pm and in Limavady's Drumceatt Square on 27th April, 11am-4pm, at the Roe Valley Specialty Market.
North Coast Smokehouse 07835 403340 / https://www.northcoastsmokehouse.com/
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