As summer takes hold, there’s no better way to enjoy the season than with a delightful picnic in the stunning outdoors of Cavan. Whether you’re planning a day at the park, a tranquil lakeside retreat, or a gathering in your backyard, we’ve curated a list of local goods from Created in Cavan members to make your picnic truly special.

Starters and Sauces

Kick off your picnic with some delightful starters. Drummully Boxty offers authentic Irish boxty bread, perfect for crafting delicious sandwiches and wraps. Add some of Fitzpatrick’s Gourmet Ketchup for a tangy, flavourful twist on your sandwiches.

Enhance your starters with the award-winning, handcrafted cheeses from Corleggy Cheese, paired with the delightful jams from Moran’s Mega Jam. These jams spread perfectly on fresh bread from The Backyard Bakery, adding a touch of sweetness to your picnic spread.

Mains

For a more substantial picnic fare, consider grilling some gourmet sausages from Barry John’s Gourmet Sausages. Pair them with artisan meats from Milltown Family Meats and HERD Butchery for a hearty and satisfying main course. Freshly baked bread from Cully’s Craft Bakery or Drinkin’s Bakery complements these delicious mains perfectly.

Don’t forget the fresh, locally grown vegetables from The Local Green Box to add a healthy touch to your picnic. Their organic produce ensures that your meal is both delicious and nutritious.

Snacks

Keep everyone energised with wholesome snacks from Charlene’s Wholesome Pantry. Their nutritious offerings are perfect for munching on throughout the day, providing a healthy and sweet balance to your picnic spread.

For a unique twist, include delicately prepared snails from Inis Escargot. These are sure to be a conversation starter and offer something different for adventurous eaters.

Sweet Treats

No picnic is complete without some sweet indulgences. For a cool and creamy treat, be sure to pack some dairy-free ice cream from Ice Cream Treats.

Aine’s Handmade Chocolate offers exquisite chocolates, perfect for sharing and savouring.

Beverages

Quench your thirst with refreshing drinks from Mary Ellen’s Meadow, known for their natural cordials made from wild herbs and fruits. For those who enjoy a crisp beverage, Scott’s Irish Cider offers a refreshing and authentic Irish cider that’s perfect for a sunny day while Coole Swan offers a delicious liqueur perfect on it’s own or mixed.

Stay cool and refreshed with the delicious kombucha from Bogboy Booch. This healthy beverage not only quenches your thirst but also adds a unique twist to your picnic drinks.

With this fantastic array of local products, your summer picnic in Cavan is sure to be a memorable experience. Support your local producers and enjoy the best that Cavan has to offer. Don’t forget to tag us in your picnic photos and let us know which Created in Cavan products you loved the most!

 

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