As we are all coming to terms with life under the constraints of COVID 19 we are adapting and getting used to new ways of living, new ways to work, new ways to communicate and new ways to shop. Of course, online retail deliveries have been around for a long time, but did you know a lot of local independent producers also offer online shopping options, take orders over the phone or offer collections (adhering to all safety measures)
Now it is more important than ever to support your local producers, with the almost complete shutdown of the hospitality industry many are really struggling. See below a list of producers in the Boyne Valley region (Meath/Louth) who offer are still open for business.
Boyne Valley Producer's Food Boxes
The super team at Great Northern Larder have teamed up with producers across the Boyne Valley to create a range of Food Boxes available for home delivery. There are meat, fish, seasonal veg, store cupboard essentials, sweets & treats, cheese and Listoke Distillery hand sanitiser all available now on www.greatnortherlarder.com
Great Northern Larder
Visit the GNL website where you can purchase the best condiments made for only the best cooks. If you want sauces that are gluten free, MSG free, fat free, and made with real local vegetables and local apple cider vinegar then they are for you!
You can pick up their delicious chilli sauces that contain nothing other than fresh natural chillies, chopped vegetables and apple cider vinegar, alone with a whole host of other delicious sauces and spice rubs.
Postage is free on orders over €20
The Cider Mill
Mark Jenkinson produces award winning ciders just outside Slane and has several different ciders for sale including his beautiful Cockagee Cider and the most delicious apple juice you will ever try! He is open for collection or he can deliver locally.
0864493354, email email@example.com or DM on Twitter @keevingitreal or Instagram @thecidermillslane
JM Food Services Navan
JM Food Services are open for collection in Unit 18, Mullaghboy Ind Estate, and also for home deliveries within the general Navan area for a minimum order of €40. They are also delivering to offices as well as looking after several meals on wheels groups who usually get their meals from the local hotels.
A Bit on the Side
This multi award winning range of delicious savoury gourmet jellies is a must try and is thankfully available online.
A multi award winning craft brewery based in Trim County Meath and they have an online shop on the way very soon so keep an eye on their website and social media.
Oriel Sea Salt
The only non-oxidised mineral sea salt on the planet, a powerful tasting sea salt that has a uniquely smooth taste profile coupled with its naturally fine grain makes this the perfect ingredient sea salt.
Hogan’s Farms and Farm Shop are located just outside Kells and are open for business, taking online orders for collection and delivery. Their Farm Shop is currently open on Thursday and Friday 10am-5pm
This fabulous artisan bakery located in Navan County Meath has just launched a new online shop. Stock up on the most delicious brownies, cakes and more all made using spelt flour and real Irish butter.
McEntee’s Fine Teas
If you haven’t enjoyed a cup of multi award winning McEntee’s Fine Tea what are you waiting for? Find the full range on their online shop.
The Studio Coffee Roasters
Experience the most delicious artisan coffee roasted in the Boyne Valley and stock up on coffee making accessories in The Studio Coffee’s online shop.
Free delivery over €30.
The Wooded Pig
The Wooded Pig are passionate about producing the highest quality Irish charcuterie using ethically raised free range Irish Meat and luckily for us it is available for home delivery through their online shop!
Rock Farm Slane Honesty Box
While this isn't quite home delivery for anyone living close to Slane the Rock Farm Honesty BOx is filled daily with delicious fresh produce from Rock Farm, Boyne Valley Farmhouse Cheese, Hilda's Homemade Jams and eggs.
Merci Beaucoup Cake Creations
Merci Beaucoup Cake Creations are now offering a home delivery service, with a wide range of stunning creations that would make ideal Easter deserts.
Find out more HERE
Newgrange Gold produce the finest rapeseed and camelina oils from their scenic farm in the heart of the Boyne Valley. Perfect to cook with our delicious in salad dressings.
Free delivery over €40
Ballymakenny Farm grow the most amazing heritage and speciality potatoes, which can be found in the finest restaurants around Ireland. Luckily for us Maria and her team have launched a Spud Shack! A drive thru shop on the farm where you can pick up some of these yummy spuds. A new online shop has also just opened- https://ballymakennyfarm.com/
Check their Twitter @BallymakennyF for opening hours.
Hugh Maguire Butcher
Hugh Maguire’s multi award winning Butchers in Ashbourne County Meath are offering a click and collect service.
Listoke Distillery & Gin School
Not only do Listoke make some of the most delicious gin you will find but in response to the COVID-19 crisis they have also started producing hand sanitiser which they are selling from their distillery just outside Drogheda at cost price. They are also donating to front line staff and charities. If you pop by to pick up some why not treat yourself to a bottle of their award-winning gin.
Keep an eye on their social media @Listokedistillery for opening hours.
Brogan’s Butchers Athboy
Brogan's Butchers has been serving the needs of Athboy and surrounding area since 1908. They are based in the heart of Athboy and are one of the very few authentic family butchers left in Ireland. They are open for business and keep an eye on their social media @brogansbutchers for opening hours.
Lily's Tea Shop have a passion for leaf tea and Matcha and are a leading supplier of premium Loose-Leaf Tea and Pyramid Tea which is 100% plastic free and their extensive range are available in their online shop.
Free shipping over €50.
Sheridan’s headquarters is located in Meath and is currently open for business or you can also order from their extensive online shop for home delivery. Lots of yummy cheese, charcuterie and wine!
Big Red Kitchen
Big Red Kitchen produces delicious award-winning jams and marmalades that can be delivered to your door!
Treat yourself to some delicious artisan coffee roasted in the Boyne Valley.
Killua Castle sells its delicious venison via an online shop.
Coole Swan is an exquisite mix of full single-malt Irish whiskey, real white Belgian chocolate and fresh dairy cream and best of all you can buy it online!
In the Phoenix Delite Online Chocolate Shop you can order handmade Belgian chocolates and truffles. Handmade with the finest Belgian ingredients, full on flavour that lingers longer in your mouth.
As well as all these amazing producers we also have many superb restaurants and hotels in Boyne Valley Flavours who are also experiencing huge difficulties at this time and we would encourage you to remember them if you need to purchase any gifts over the coming weeks as they all sell vouchers.
Headfort Arms Hotel
Tankardstown House Hotel
Conyngham Arms Hotel
Five Good Things Café
Harvest Home Bakery
The Glyde Inn
The Castle Arch Hotel
The Central Navan
The Cross Guns
The Donkey Shed Restaurant
The Monasterboice Inn
The Spotted Dog
The Square Dundalk
The Boyne Valley is home to a bountiful supply of passionate farmers, food and drinks producers, chefs and eateries whose passion is to bring the flavours of our landscape to your table. To understand, you must experience!
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