May 04, 2015

Boyne Valley Fruit Farm Blossom Walk

This weekend saw the first events of the Boyne Valley Food Series take place. The Bective in Kells held their seafood festival which Nicky from One Life Adventure attended and which you can read about here and Boyne Grove Fruit Farm opened their beautiful orchards to the public. To say they weren't blessed with the weather is a bit of understatement but Sunday saw a much welcomed break in the rain which we and lots of other families took advantage of. 

The event cost €5 for adults and kids got in free. All the proceeds were going to a local homeless shelter so it was well worth the admission fee. We were given a map on arrival and shown the best route to take. We were also warned not to walk in front of the bees! I think the lady was a little concerned about the walk as I'm quite heavily pregnant at this point but it turned out to be quite a gentle ramble. We spent a lovely hour walking through the orchards admiring the blossoms and just enjoying the peace and quiet. 

To reward us after all our walking we were treated to a taste of Dan Kelly's Cider while I opted for their apple juice. The cider got the partner's seal of approval and I am a fan of their apple juice anyway as there is nothing in it except apples and a bit of vitamin c. We bought ourselves a bottle to bring home and it's already almost gone!! On the way out we had a look at the honey bees hard at work. I have never seen bees that close up before unless I'm trying to avoid one! 

The next event I am attending is a Walk, Talk and Taste with McCormack Farm. The tour will help show the consumer the craft that goes into producing Irish origin leaves and the skill required to bring these to the supermarket shelves. The event is free and you can book over on the Boyne Valley Food Series website. There are loads more events happening across Meath and Louth from now until September so make sure you check them out.

Disclaimer: I am an official blogger for the Boyne Valley Food Series 2015.  All reviews and opinions are my own.

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