If you are getting fed up cooking at home and need some inspiration for new recipes why not support local and buy from Food NI producer members? Dozens of them have adapted to the times and are offering food and drink through home delivery and online orders.
From bread to burgers, from coffee to cakes, from cheese to cider and from sweets to seafood, there is something for every taste either or by delivery or click and collect.
Want to make bread but can’t get out to get the ingredients, why not order some Amazin Grazin wheaten mixes for you and a friend/relative? They’re also gluten-free.
Everyone loves getting sweet treats in the post. The Chocolate Manor and Wee Choco are among the many Food NI members who are waiting to call your call or answer your email.
If you have an Amazon account, The Cookie Jar will deliver their bakes to your door.
Many, like Suki Tea and Armagh Cider Company are offering free delivery. Indie Fude has always been a treasure trove for local produce. Jonny is able to put together packages of whatever you like. Wouldn’t that be a lovely thing to do for a cocooning relative or a key worker who is doing long hours?
You could also send a gift voucher so the recipient can choose. Edible and drinkable gifts are always a winner but perhaps never more so than now.
So many local producers depend on us. We all have a choice whether to buy local, protect jobs and lower our carbon footprint. We know that our food and drink is world-class. Quite simply, it tastes better #ourfoodthepowerofgood.