Who's been busy baking since lockdown? The Boyne Valley is experiencing something of a baking boom as people spend more time at home and explore what their local area has to offer.
In case you’ve missed it, Dan Kelly Cider did a beautiful virtual tours of their orchards near Drogheda last weekend, as a different spin to their annual Apple Blossom Walk. Their videos can be watched back on thier Facebook page. According to manager Olan McNeece in a recent newspaper artcile, their bramley apple sales have increased by 125%; clearly everyone is very eager to do some home baking, and who doesn’t prefer local produce? You can read the full interview in last Sunday’s Business Post.
Meanwhile, Martry Mill on the banks of the Blackwater between Kells and Navan has been busy increasing its flour production, in response to the huge increase in home baking since lockdown restrictions began. An article in the Kuwait Times reports that "Martry Mill is now producing between 1.0 and 1.5 tonnes of flour each day". The story also features on Macau Business, Urdu Point and La République des Pyrénées, among others.
The Tallon family have been milling flour here at Martry since 1859 and the current Master Miller James no doubt will rise to the challenge!
Once you've gotten some flour, why not try out Martry Mill’s delicious brown bread recipe?
What Boyne Valley treats have you been making? Let us know on our Facebook page!