Boyne Valley producers’ time to shine

Laura McMenamy and Ruari Browne of Great Northern Larder, one of the brands in the Boyne Valley Producers Network
Laura McMenamy and Ruari Browne of Great Northern Larder, one of the brands in the Boyne Valley Producers Network

Boyne Valley in county Meath is known for being the home of a large number of quality food businesses in a range of segments. The Boyne Valley Food Network was established to collectively promote these busineses, and has held its second-annual Producers' Showcase to boost these brands to businesses and sellers across Ireland.

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20 November 2018 | 0

For the second year running, chefs, buyers and business owners attended the Boyne Valley Food Network’s Producer Showcase. At the Monasterboice Inn in Co. Louth, 20 local food and drinks producers spent the morning showcasing their products to chefs, buyers and business owners from around Ireland.

The Boyne Vallery Food Network says its objective with these events is to build on the already thriving local food economy. The event is one method of promoting the relevance of Boyne Valley food and drink products to local and national markets.

Beef, pork and chorizo products were in full effect, from producers such as Rock Farm, The Whole Hoggs and OlivePork Fruit; vegetables from Durnin’s, Finnegan’s Farm, Meade Potatoes and McCormack Family Farm. Boyne Valley is also home to the first-ever garlic grown for retail in Ireland at Drummond House. Drinks were well catered for too, from loose-leaf by Lily’s Tea to speciality grade coffee from The Studio Roasters, while gin, beer, cider and whiskey from the region were showcased as well.

Along with lots of talks and tastings, visitors had the opportunity to listen to guest speakers, Michelin star chef Rob Krawczyk from Restaurant Chestnut in Cork (formerly of Tankardstown House in Slane) and Aidan O’Byrne, The Food Accountant from OBK Accountants.

To find out more the Boyne Valley Food Network, visit boynevalleyflavours.ie.

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