Even though we're all still practising social distancing and most of us are working from home, we still want to help support Irish food and drink producers.
We've decided to help our readers #ShopForIreland so we'll be posting every day to highlight producers around Ireland. Get in touch on our social channels with your suggestions on who we should write about.
Boyne Valley producers box
Food and drink producers in the Boyne Valley area have teamed up to offer a range of food boxes that you can get delivered directly to your door. There are three options available to choose from - store cupboard essentials, a weekly veg box or a meat, fish and dairy box, plus you have the option to add on some Listoke Distillery hand sanitiser. The boxes start from €29.50 and include products like Drummond House garlic and asparagus, Oriel sea sal, free-range eggs from Rockfarm in Slane and much more. Click here for more info or to place your order.
A bit of good news! Producers from across the Boyne Valley have joined forces with @GNLarder to put together a range of Boyne Valley Flavour's Producers Boxes including Store Cupboard Essentials, Veg Box & Meat, Dairy & Fish. Order now at-https://t.co/gahi4Bz7jr#StayHome pic.twitter.com/SGW00NXvHK— Boyne Valley Flavours (@BoyneValleyFlav) March 24, 2020
Cashel Food Boxes
Similar to the above initiative, the good people behind Cashel Blue have teamed up with local Tipperary producers to create two food boxes that are available for delivery all over the island of Ireland. The regular box costs €58 and the large box is €80, both of which come with free delivery. Exact contents may vary, but you can expect to see great produce like Annie's Organic Farm vegetables, Inch House black pudding, Crossogue Preserves and, of course, Cashel Blue Cheese. Click here for more info or to place your order.
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Ireland, in this crisis, small food producers are particularly challenged. You can help us!— Cashel Blue Cheese (@CashelBlue) March 21, 2020
Next week we are offering a #foodbox containing the Basics (w/ free delivery in Ireland & N.I.!)#onlinefoodshopping #Tipperary #covid19 #selfisolation #shoplocal #veggiebox #thinklocal pic.twitter.com/Zq8Kq6QKML
Calendar Coffee, which is based in Barna, County Galway, has launched an amazing initiative that aims to help support coffee shops and cafés all over Ireland. For every bag of Calendar Coffee purchased through their online store, the company will donate 30 per cent of the price to your chosen café, regardless of whether they stock Calendar or not. To make it work, there is a €4 flat-rate cost on all orders up to 2kg, which helps to cover shipping costs. When you place your order, simply enter the name and location of your favourite café at the checkout and Calendar will do the rest. To order, head to calendarcoffee.ie, connect through Instagram @calendar.coffee or call Calendar on +353 (83) 426 2726.
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If there was ever a coffee to remind you of brighter days, this is it! ✨ With notes of lychee and melon, this tiny lot from northern Ecuador has been keeping the Moccamaster busy all week • If this is your jam, check out our friends @workshopcoffee who visited Carmen’s farm last year, and kindly shared some of their pictures with us They are currently roasting a coffee from Carmen’s brother, Jorge Tapia, who owns a farm 10km away. If you’re looking to take your home brewing to the next level, it’s very interesting to compare the two! #CalendarCoffee