Seamus Jordan and Jenna Black of Plúr Bakery, and kombucha and fermentation enthusiasts James and Janine Ludlow, have joined to open a bakery, shop and cafe on the main street in Borris, Co Carlow. The Fermentery opened over the June Bank Holiday weekend selling a wide range of sourdough bread and pastries, fermented foods, kombucha on tap, and hot drinks to go. The first weekend open saw a very warm welcome from the the local coimmunity and wider afield as people arrived from all over, keen to sample the choices.
A former chef, Jordan worked at Firehouse Bakery in Co Wicklow, moving from the kitchen into the bakery, where he stayed for two years, and has also trained with Chad Robertson at Tartine Bakery in San Francisco, which is where his partner Jenna Black is from. They plan to continue to supply Plúr bread and pastries to the Allta Bakery Saturday pop-ups, where he says demand for their vegan pastry range, including peanut butter and jelly, chocolate hazelnut, and almond sourdough croissants, is exceptionally strong.
The Fermentery in Borris is located on the main street, beside the Post Office and is planning to open Friday to Sunday from 8am -3 pm. Further details at The Fermentary