Welcome to Flavour First, Donaghadee
Step into the virtual embrace of Flavour First, where the essence of our family farm in Donaghadee meets the convenience of online shopping. We’re thrilled to welcome you to our online haven, a place where freshness, flavour, and farm-to-table goodness come together in every click. Redirect to our online store on Shopify here.
About Flavour First:
At Flavour First, we’re not just a farm; we’re a celebration of nature’s finest offerings. From our lush fields to our bustling touch screen vending machine, our commitment to sustainable, small-scale farming practices and a deep respect for the land and animals is at the heart of everything we do.
What Flavour First Has to Offer:
🍓 Summer Strawberries Sensation: Indulge in the luscious allure of our famous Summer strawberries, a sweet symphony that’s just the beginning of our culinary extravaganza.
🌽 Year-Round Seasonal Spectacle: Our farm, nestled in the scenic Donaghadee, doesn’t just thrive in the summer. We’re a year-round celebration of seasonal vegetables, harvested with care to bring the essence of every season to your table.
🌻 Bespoke Experiences: Immerse yourself in bespoke pick-your-own events and nature attractions throughout the year. Wander through our enchanting sunflower fields and embrace the charm of picking pumpkins in our patch.
🐄 Meet Our Highland Stars: Encounter the charm of our traditional breed cattle, including the photogenic Highland cows that grace our fields. They’re not just farm animals; they’re a photographer’s dream come true. You can also ‘Adopt A Highland Cow’ here.
📸 Connect with Us: Dive deeper into the Flavour First experience by visiting our Instagram and Facebook. It’s the perfect way to get a sneak peek into the daily life of our farm and stay connected with all things fresh and flavourful.
Flavour First is not just a farm; it’s an adventure waiting to unfold. Join us in celebrating the beauty of Donaghadee, the richness of our land, and the extraordinary flavours that make every visit memorable.
Step up to our on-farm touch screen vending machine, where a delightful array of farm-fresh produce awaits. Each item is a testament to the fertile fields of our Donaghadee farm, cultivated with care and dedication. From the crisp crunch of our leafy greens to the vibrant hues of our seasonal vegetables, every offering encapsulates the essence of our small family farm.
At Flavour First, we take pride in ensuring that what you find in our vending machine is not just a product but a story. It’s a narrative of sustainable farming practices, the dedication of our team, and a commitment to delivering freshness straight from our fields to your fingertips. With each selection, you’re not just making a purchase; you’re participating in the journey of flavours that defines the spirit of Flavour First.
Step into the enchanting world of Flavour First, where the changing seasons bring forth a tapestry of captivating events. Our farm is a canvas for nature’s finest spectacles, including the breathtaking beauty of our sunflower field, a sight that transforms with the rhythm of the seasons. Picture yourself wandering through the golden sea of sunflowers, a sensory experience that is both visually stunning and deeply invigorating.
But the magic doesn’t stop there. Embrace the sweet joy of strawberry picking, where the warmth of the sun kisses each berry, enhancing its natural sweetness. These seasonal events at Flavour First are not just activities; they are immersive experiences that invite you to connect with nature, celebrate the bounty of each season, and create cherished memories with family and friends. Join us in revelling in the ever-changing wonders that our small family farm in Donaghadee has to offer.
Growing a Greener Tomorrow: Our Tree Planting Initiative of 2021
2021 marked a significant milestone in our sustainability journey as we dedicated our efforts to planting 1500 native trees on our land. This thoughtful initiative included a diverse selection of tree species such as willow, oak, birch, alder, Scots pine, Hawthorn, and beech. Our commitment to environmental stewardship and the well-being of our land is reflected in every tree planted, contributing to a healthier ecosystem and a greener future.
Here’s a closer look at the different tree species we carefully introduced:
Willow: Known for its flexibility and rapid growth, the willow is a versatile tree that not only adds aesthetic appeal but also plays a crucial role in stabilising soil along water bodies.
Oak: A symbol of strength and endurance, the oak tree is a cornerstone in many ecosystems. With its majestic presence, it provides habitat and sustenance for a wide array of wildlife.
Birch: Characterised by its slender form and distinctive bark, the birch tree brings a touch of elegance. It is valued for its adaptability and is often associated with renewal and new beginnings.
Alder: Thriving in wetter environments, the alder tree contributes to water purification and soil enrichment. Its nitrogen-fixing capabilities make it an ecological powerhouse.
Scots Pine: A hardy evergreen, the Scots pine is known for its straight trunk and tall stature. It serves as a habitat for various bird species and adds a timeless charm to the landscape.
Hawthorn: Admired for its dense and thorny branches, the hawthorn tree offers shelter and nesting sites for birds. Its blossoms and fruits contribute to the diversity of flora and fauna.
Beech: With its broad canopy and smooth bark, the beech tree is a shade provider and a symbol of tranquillity. It enhances biodiversity and contributes to the overall beauty of the landscape.
Each tree species planted in 2021 was chosen with careful consideration of its ecological impact and ability to enhance our land. This initiative not only enriches our surroundings but also underscores our dedication to fostering a thriving and sustainable environment.