Visit our stall at this new two-day event aiming to provide a fun filled weekend of entertainment, fashion, food, music and activities.
The council’s Communications dept will also be undertaking the management of the marketing campaign to specifically promote the exciting weekend of activities.
The show runs from Friday 24th March 1pm – 9pm to Saturday 25th March 10am – 9pm.
Food Market, Demonstration Kitchen, Music Stage, Radio Roadshow, Street Performers, Children’s Entertainment, Marquee Bar, Live Catwalk Show, Pop-up restaurants.…
Join us at this weekend not to be missed!
Cool FM, live music, street performance, displays, tours, children’s activities and much more. Check out The Big Sale, The Big Market, The Big Menu and not forgetting The Big Fireworks Display. Head to Donaghadee and enjoy the fun.
Saturday 18th March: Festival Starts: 11am, Fireworks display: 7.45pm – 8pm, Festival closes approx.: 9pm. Sunday 19th March: Festival Opens: 1pm, Festival Closes: 6pm.…
During the summer months we received another four awards for our already award winning products.
The first of these awards was the “Best Use of PGI Status” for our Medium Cider at the Food Heartland Awards at the Civic Centre in Craigavon. Peter was also a Finalist in the “Rising Star Award” category and was Highly Commended. It was a fantastic evening highlighting the many achievements and products of our local producers.
We were delighted to receive our second award of the Summer at Clogher Valley Show in July. We were presented with a beautiful Galway Crystal Vase by the Duchess of Gloucester for “Most Attractive Display” in the Foodhall at Clogher Valley Show.
In August we attended the “Grow Make Eat Drink Awards” in the Ramada Hotel in Belfast. It was fantastic again to see so many local producers, receiving awards for their dedication and ambition towards their business and products. Long Meadow Cider was awarded the “Best Drink Business Start Up” Award. It was a wonderful evening with a delicious dinner using local produce.
We have also been shortlisted for the Blas Na HEireann Awards for our Medium and Blossom Burst Craft Ciders!
At the beginning of May we launched our sparkling apple juice at Garden Show Ireland in Antrim Castle Gardens. At the many events over the summer, we received great feedback in relation to this new product and it was enjoyed by everyone who tasted it.
Our cider vinegar was also awarded the NI Food and Drink Pavilion Award for Best Artisan Food Product at the Balmoral Show.
We were delighted and honoured to be invited to Fortnum and Masons, in London, at the beginning of the summer. This provided Pat and Peter with the opportunity to sample and display our Blossom Burst Cider as part of the Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink with other local producers.
May was certainly a busy month as we were privileged to meet Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall when they visited The Yellow Door Deli in Portadown. Prince Charles was very interested in this year’s harvest, how it was progressing, had it been affected by this years frost and how we pulled our apple crop. Pat informed him the apple blossom was looking very healthy and at harvest season all fruit is hand picked. Prince Charles and Camillia, both tasted our craft ciders and apple juice. They were also presented with a hamper from The Yellow Door Deli which included local produce.
At the beginning of June we met Rachel Allen at Lurgan Park Show as part of NI Year of Food and Drink. We talked about all the great local produce being exhibited at the show and enjoyed sampling our apple juice. During various cookery demonstrations our apple cider vinegar was used in different dishes.
In July we were invited to attend the Titanic Quarters, Belfast for the World Credit Union Conference By Simon Dougan, Yellow Door. It was a fantastic education and networking event that is held annually. At this event our craft cider and apple juice was tasted and enjoyed alongside the delicious Yellow Door Catering, by credit union executives and volunteers from around the globe.
After a busy and successful summer we are now preparing for this year’s harvest which will produce next years cider and juices.
We are running a competition for Open Farm Weekend. If you would like to enter please follow the link to print off you page. Please bring the completed entry with you to our farm next weekend to receive your prize.
Page one is for ages 6 to 10 and page two is for ages 10 and above.
Good luck to everyone!
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We are really looking forward to seeing everybody next weekend at the Open Farm Weekend at Long Meadow Farm.
There will be a range of activities available for the whole family on both days, including a tour of the orchard and premises, BBQ and a variety of activities for children of all ages. There will be arts and crafts as well as sporting activities and games all related to the farm theme. There will be a treasure trail and competitions with various prizes.
Everyone will be able to sample our award winning ciders, juices and cider vinegar as well as purchase other local products.
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Paul Treyvaud, TV Presenter, Chef and Author, visited Long Meadow Farm in August 2015. Pat and Peter guided him around the farm, and gave him a taste of their daily lives, production on the farm and of course our award winning cider!
Here we have Episode 6 of Treyvaud’s Travels for you to enjoy!
Following on from our previous post, we are delighted to announce we have received two silver awards for our Medium and Blossom Burst Cider at the National Irish Food Awards in Dingle at the beginning of this month. We are honoured to receive these prestigious awards.
For further information see http://www.irishfoodawards.com/
The summer has not only been a busy one but a highly successful one at Long Meadow Cider. We have been at numerous shows in both the North and South of Ireland and met many new customers and a few familiar faces as well.
During the last bank holiday in August, we were part of both the Taste of Donegal and the Irish Craft Beer Festival in the RDS. Both shows were extremely busy with members of the McKeever family serving both bottled cider and the medium and blossom burst on draft. Our limited edition oak aged cider was a massive hit at the Taste of Donegal festival 2015 as we received Best Overall Product for this unique dry cider. With our first batch being sold out, the production line has been started again to fulfill the demand for another award winning product!
Peter and Catherine receiving the Best Overall Product Award at The Taste of Donegal 2015
Pat and Catrina at the Irish Craft Beer Festival in the RDS Dublin August 2015.
Also in August, we won Best Alcoholic Beverage at the Taste of Cavan 2015 for our Blossom Burst Cider. Alanna received the award on behalf of the Long Meadow Cider team.
Pat and Peter attended the Food and Hospitality Ireland Event in September 2015 in the City West Conference Centre, Dublin. We were delighted to be a Finalist in the Best Product of the Show Award for our Blossom Burst Cider and Pat was presented with a certificate. Our medium cider was also shortlisted in The Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards Dublin, 2015. Pat and Peter attended the event at Mansion House Dublin. a great night was had by all!
We were also delighted to receive a bronze medal for our medium cider in the International Cider Challenge 2015.
Last year, we were delighted to receive Gold Star Status at the Guild of Fine Foods Great Taste Awards 2014 for our medium cider. This year we were honoured to receive Gold Stars for both our medium and blossom burst.
We are now just beginning our harvest season, preparing for next years cider products.
We will keep you updated with further shows, festivals and events.…
Long Meadow Cider had a busy three days at the Garden Festival in Antrim.
Pat, Catherine and Alanna from Long Meadow Cider were delighted to meet Monty Don (whose garden is also called Longmeadow!) We also met some other interesting characters from Eile Entertainments! www.eile-entertainments.com
The Garden Festival Antrim was so busy we had to call in reinforcements!
It was tried and tasted by many new and old customers and everyone had a fantastic weekend!…