What started as a stall in the Cahir Farmers? Market is now reaching out across the globe. Back when the Farmers? Market was located beside The Granary, Cate McCarthy?s The Cookie Jar stall became a destination for all things sweet. ?When the under 12 soccer team began stopping by after matches for giant chocolate chip cookies or brownies, I was chuffed,? says Cate. ?Sometimes I feel like I?ve been an aunt to loads of Cahir kids, I was at the market for so long and I saw so many of them grow up.? As demand for her cookies and brownies grew, Cate hadn?t the time to devote to the market. ?I missed the banter with my market customers and I still shop there most weeks. There?s a great sense of community in Cahir and nowhere is it felt more strongly than at the Cahir Farmers? Market.?
Cate?s range of cookies are sold in cafes locally, including The Heritage and Lazy Bean, however, she has recently launched a website for online sales. ?In the USA, it?s quite popular for people to send gifts of cookies instead of flowers.? The Cookie Jar site offers a range of gifts which are suitable for all occasions: new babies, get well, birthdays. The cookies are beautifully packaged and shipped in keepsake boxes, tied up with a rich, grosgrain ribbon. ?I?m getting orders from all over the world, mainly from xpats that want to send something special to family and friends at home. I had a run on orders for new babies this summer and I send get well gifts regularly.?
So if you?re looking for a unique gift for any occasion: birthday, new baby, get well, or just thinking of you, look no further than www.thecookiejar.ie