Here at Ditty's we believe in supporting other producers and food based organisations who have similar beliefs to us. This section includes some of our friends who we think are worth a mention. Why not visit their websites to find out more about them.
The oats used in Ditty's Smoked Oatcakes are smoked by Frank Hederman of Belvelly Smokehouse in County Cork. Frank is known far and wide for his smoked salmon, eel, mackerel and mussels.http://www.frankhederman.com
Ditty's is a member of Good Food Ireland. This is the only all-island network that specifically tells you where to find the best places to stay, eat, cook and shop. Members are all passionately committed to using local food produce and working with farmers, fishermen and food producers.http://www.goodfoodireland.ie
Tom and Giana Ferguson, producers of the prizewinning cheese, Gubbeen, have combined their artisan skills with Robert to produce Gubbeen Cheese Oatcakes. These oatcakes received a Gold Taste Award in 2008 by the Guild of Fine Food.http://www.gubbeen.com
Robert is keen beekeeper and is a member of the Institute of Northern Ireland Beekeepers (INIB). Why not have a browse through their website to see the up and coming events hosted by INIB or to learn about how to become a bee keeper yourself.http://www.inibeekeepers.com
Suki Tea is an award winning Northern Irish based tea company. Dittty's are currently lauching a Moist Irish Tea Cake using Suki Tea. Suki Tea have selected their award winning 'Belfast Brew', a blend of the best leaves from the best Fairtrade tea gardens in Assam and Tanzania for this special cake. The tea is smooth and bright yet strong and malty and is a true ship buliders brew.http://www.suki-tea.com
Robert was the first Irish baker to become Chairman of the British Confectioners' Association (BCA) in 2007-2008. Membership of the BCA is by invitation only and members must be active within the bakery industry. The group meet to discuss issues, learn from each other and share ideas with one another.http://www.the-bca.com