The Kerry Food Hub
The ‘Kerry Food Hub’ is a not-for-profit community project located in Firies, Co Kerry. Managed strategically by a board of social entrepreneurs, the Hub’s overall aim is to enhance employment opportunities in the region and make the community it serves a ‘better place to live through the creation of employment opportunities.’ The Hub’s purpose-built food production facilities provide start-up entrepreneurs and small but growth-oriented food businesses the opportunity to expand and develop at a rate that would be far more difficult to achieve without easy access to a dedicated and high-quality food-production unit. Since opening in 2016 the Hub’s artisan occupants have quickly built strong relationships with foodservice industry professionals in their key market, the tourism stronghold of Killarney. They have also found the Hub a great location from which to serve retail outlets from Killarney to Tralee (the hub itself being equidistant from the county’s two main market towns.