Maria Flynn, from Ballymakenny, Co. Louth, is married to a potato farmer, but not satisfied with roosters or queens, Maria saw a niche in the market just waiting to be filled…heritage potatoes. Her first foray into growing began in 2015, with the Violetta variety, completely purple throughout. The deeper and richer the colour, the more nutritious the content of vegetables tends to be. The purple potato is rich in the antioxidant that is characteristic of deeply coloured blue or purple produce, called anthocyanin, also found in blueberries, is reputed to have immunity boosting properties.
In 2020 Maria opened her BF SpudShack where customers can drive up and pick up the freshest seasonal potatoes and lots of other local vegetables.
Open each Saturday 11-5pm at their farm.
Maria also produces other speciality and heritage varieties of vegetables, such as long stem broccoli and cauliflower.
You will find Maria's produce in many top class restaurants throughout Ireland, so keep an eye out!