Wallaces SuperValu in Wellingtonbridge is the latest in a growing tribe of Official Supporters of the Wexford Food Family, being nominated by a minimum of ten members of the Wexford Food Producers Network. In attendance were Trudy Power of Trudy’s Catering Kitchen, Neil Murphy of Wexford Cheddar, Joseph Wallace and Chrissie Harpur of Wallaces SuperValu, Tom and Laura Sinnott of Wexford Home Preserves and Leigh Kelly of Zaiere Artisan Chocolates.
Speaking at the presentation, Joseph Wallace says he looks forward to another 75 years of promoting local, ‘This is very encouraging not just for the store but for everyone involved and builds on a history of local produce going back generations. As a store owner who lives and works locally,  I am delighted to be able to help grow the County Wexford food industry and promote Wexford as a food destination. We are lucky enough to be able to provide top quality fresh food at exceptional value with a commitment to local sourcing that our customers have come to expect from Wallaces.’
Neil Murphy of Wexford Food Family commented ‘Stores like Wallaces are vital for the success of low miles, local food. It is much easier for producers to get into the independently-owned stores because they are in the community and acknowledge where we are coming from. Connections are forged between customers, shops and producers, the people behind the product can get immediate feedback and act quickly in improving and developing product and supply, which means essentially everyone’s a winner.’