The Story of the Producer
Maria Flynn from Ballymakeeny, Co. Louth is married to a potato farmer but not satisfied with roosters or queens, Maria saw a niche in the market just waiting to be filled…heritage potatoes. Her first foray into growing began in 2015 with the Violetta variety, completely purple throughout. The deeper and richer the color, the more nutritious the content of vegetables tends to be. The purple potato is rich in the antioxidant that is characteristic of deeply coloured blue or purple produce called anthocyanin, also found in blueberries is reputed to have immunity boosting properties. They are also proving increasingly popular with some of Ireland’s top restaurant chefs.
We now stock even more varieties of potato from Ballymakenny including Harlequin, Bergerac, Apple Fir and Clodagh.