We are all hopeful that we will get some lovely weather in August before the kids return to school. Cavan is home to some beautiful areas and parks for a picnic. Killykeen Forest Park, Dun na Rí Forest Park, Killeshandra Lake and so much more. Why not pack a picnic Created in Cavan and show your friends and family the importance of low food miles, while showing off some of the amazing food and drinks created right here in Cavan? Here are the top items that belong in your picnic basket.

For the Sandwiches

Get your hands on some of the beautiful bread created by Cullys Craft Bakery, Dinkins Bakery or the Backyard Bakery. Fill your sandwiches with beautiful fresh leaves from SeanNua Farm and tasty cheese from Corleggy Cheeses. Jazz them up with some relish from Morans Mega Jam. Create the ultimate egg and onion sandwiches with eggs from Margarets Eggs or SeanNua Farm. The possibilities are endless!

To Drink

A refreshing drink is the way to go during the warmer weather. Pick up some of the new cans of the sparkling wild elderflower and nettle drinks from Mary Ellen’s Meadow for the picnic basket or grab a bottle of the beautiful Bog Boy Booch– a healthy alternative to fizzy drinks!

If you prefer a hot drink then bring along some hot water in a flask and enjoy various different blends from HealthTea. They also produce cold brew herbal infusions!

For the treats

No picnic would be complete without a few treats added in. Our favourite picks would be a bar of Aíne Handmade Chocolate, seed, fruit and nut slices from Charlene’s Wholesome Pantry, or push the boat out and bring some yummy desserts from Vanilla Bean Patisserie!

The ultimate addition to your picnic basket of course would be a tray of amazing homemade sushi from Sushi Mania!

Of course, if you would rather to just grab and go then pay a visit to Chapter One or Latte Da in Cavan town where they will happily make up your take-out sandwiches for your picnic basket!

Make some memories this summer with a picnic to envy all picnics- make it Created in Cavan!

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