The Grow Trail

The Grow Trail is a network of growers set up by The Cottage Market Cavan in Sept 2018. The aim of the Grow Trail is to bring local growers together, to collectively market their homegrown produce through The Local Green Box Cavan.

The Cottage Market Cavan Setting up Fresh Produce

Fresh Produce Range

Our fresh produce includes vegetables, fruit, salad and herbs from several growing sites across Cavan and our border counties. These growing sites are based in Mullahoran, Ballyconnell, Bawnboy, Ballinagh, Killeshandra, Corduff, Carrigasimon, Lisboduff. Oldcastle and Carnaross. Organic and regenerative techniques are used by all our growers. This means real care for your health, your family and the environment.

Zero Waste & Foraged Range

We are currently working on a zero waste range of preserves and ferments created from produce from our growers. This means any produce that doesn’t make it into your green box, can be used to make pesto, jams, sauces, bakes and more. The Cottage Market Cavan has put together a package to support and assist anyone that has untapped food-producing skills.

Our starter food producer package provides a supportive route to market and a small network of small-scale growers/producers that are always willing to help and share knowledge

The Cottage Market Cavan Chickpeas, Spiced Roast 200g

Support, Mentoring & Training

All our produce is available through The Local Green Box Cavan on a weekly basis. Our food is fresh and harvested on the morning of collection, nutritious and grown free of all harmful chemicals! And incredibly easy to order and pick up.

Our group provides support, mentoring and training to new and existing growers.

Packaging

The package includes the following and requires a collaboration with three local service providers:

Certified Food Kitchen

Use of a certified food kitchen for a Test & Learn phase of a food product - CCLD Bridge Street kitchen

Food Hygiene & Safety Training

ETB (already in place - we have trained several of our current producers this way)

Route To Market

Route to market, advice and support (plus access to a network of similar producers) - The Cottage Market Cavan

How To Get Involved

If you wish to get involved as a grower or zero waste/foraging producer, please contact Imelda on 087 7453651 or complete our Grow Trail expression of interest form.

2024 UPDATE:

The Local Green Box Cavan will return in the later part of March or early April 2024. For further information, click here, select your closest collection point, and provide your contact information.

If you are interested in Cottage Market Events in 2024, share your contact details here, and we’ll be in touch soon.

The Cottage Market Team

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