Members of the Boyne Valley Flavours group have come together to develop a new initiative to help businesses survive in the current economic crisis.

A range of Boyne Valley Flavour’s Boxes has been launched, that can be ordered online and delivered to your home. As many people are trying to avoid the supermarkets this initiative will give them an opportunity to get the finest of Irish produce delivered right to their door.

In addition to the produce customers will also have the option to add 2 x 250ml bottles of hand sanitiser from Listoke Distillery to their order. The sanitiser is rated at 62%, the recommende alcohol level to be effective against COVID 19.

Boyne Valley Flavours is a collective of producers, foodservice and food experience providers in the Boyne Valley of Meath and Louth. The aim is to promote local, sustainable produce, develop the use of local produce in restaurants/cafes and to develop food tourism in the region.

Discover Boyne Valley Flavours is funded in a joint initiative between Meath and Louth County Council and their respective Local Enterprise Offices.

The initiative has been spearheaded by Ruairí Browne who along with Laura Menamy is the proprietor of Great Northern Larder which makes a range of high-quality sauces and rubs.

Ruairí and Laura have dedicated their website, time and packing facilities to helping local food producers across the Boyne Valley and those in isolation to come together at this time.

Boxes available include a weekly vegetable box for €29.50 that includes Kerrigan’s mushrooms, Drummond House garlic and asparagus, and Meade Potato Company potatoes. There’s also a store cupboard essentials box, and a weekly meat, dairy, and fish box.

The boxes can be ordered now on www.greatnorthernlarder.com.

Bronagh Conlan, Chairperson of Boyne Valley Flavours and proprietor Listoke Distillery and Gin School, said: “This is an amazing innovative initiative and proof of how people can pull together at times like these. It will not only help the producers involved to keep their business going but it will also allow people to receive fresh, premium Irish produce straight to their homes.”

Gráinne McKeon, Food Officer for Boyne Valley Flavours, said: “I am so proud to be involved with this fantastic initiative, it is so inspiring to see how Ruairí and the producers involved have reacted in these difficult times and collaborated to create & deliver the range of food boxes in such a short space of time.”

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