Cavan is a county bursting with amazing food and drinks and we are proud to boast a thriving community of dedicated food and drinks producers. The fertile lands and pristine waters of Cavan provide the ideal conditions for farming and artisanal food production. The Created in Cavan network are delighted to work with many of the county’s finest producers and we want you to meet our makers!

In the first of our Meet the Makers series, we meet Alain Raymond, beekeeper and honey producer at Muff honey.


Can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you got into food/drinks production

“I’ve been a chef for many years as well as a part time horticulturist.. I’ve always had a passion for nature and natural ingredients that are found in the wild. I became a beekeeper as a hobby to help the decline in wild pollinators in Ireland. Its turning into a business slowly as there is a demand among the public for raw honey that is beneficial to our health.”

Tell us about where you work in Cavan and your favourite thing about your job.


“I operate Muff honey part time as I also work in sales for another Cavan company. My favourite part of being the main man at Muff honey is the harvesting of the honey, filtering it and jarring up the honey for sale. From the hive to jar is the end goal and having so many great customers that love my product makes me very happy.”

What is your favourite product to make at work and why?


“I have developed a blended honey of turmeric, ginger, black pepper and cardamon.. this honey is so good for one’s health as it helps with joint pain, is an antibiotic, anti inflammatory and overall great for body wellness.”

Tell us about your favourite local produce. 



“My favourite local produce is from my friends at SeanNua farm, they grow the best chemical free salads and vegetables as well as pasture raised hens eggs and chemical free meat from their own cattle.”

What is your favourite thing about being a part of the Created in Cavan Network?


“It is a wonderful network and they promote home grown, home made produce that small to medium businesses put their heart and soul into. Its great to see the passion all the producers have for their products and the help the network provides in marketing them.”
Find out more about Muff Honey on our website here.
Cavan’s food producers are the unsung heroes of Ireland’s culinary scene, offering high-quality, sustainable, and delicious products that enrich our tables and tantalize our taste buds. Whether you’re exploring Cavan as a food enthusiast or simply seeking the best ingredients for your next meal, the offerings from these dedicated producers are sure to delight. From dairy delights to artisanal cheese, ethical eggs to flavourful meats, Cavan’s food producers have something for everyone. Take a trip to this enchanting county, and you’ll discover a world of culinary treasures that will leave you craving more.
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