While providing organic food online has always been in our plans, at the start of this year we were more focused on developing and opening our three Drumanilra Farm Kitchens in Carrick-on-Shannon, Strandhill and Boyle. With the onset of the COVID19 pandemic, we like so many others, had to revise our plans.
Purpose Driven Business
Our business has always been purpose-driven, and we now found an additional purpose, to bring local, organic, wholesome, sustainable food to people whose ability to travel was restricted, and enabled them to order from the comfort of their own home. The Drumanilra Online Farm Shop was born!
Organic Food Online
We began by redeveloping our website, setting up an e-commerce facility for online ordering, then sourced packaging to ensure our produce reached customers in the best condition, partnered with DPD to ensure delivery within 24 hours of dispatch, and established click and collect points at our three Drumanilra Farm Kitchen sites as well as sites in Mayo and Longford.
We are delighted that in response to our efforts, people across Ireland have ordered their organic food online from us, choosing either to click and collect or to have their order carefully couriered to their door in insulated packaging. Our wonderful customers placed 1000 orders in 100 days, and have had some lovely things to say about us and the food they ordered.
What our Customers Say
“We ordered our first box of beef and chicken for delivery last week. So far what we have tried (the beef) was outstanding. It is fantastic to get such ethical produce. Thank you. Both our taste buds and conscience are sated. We will be ordering again. Also loved the introduction letter which came with it, it was both informative and reassuring.” Lyd
“We have been ordering our fruit, veg and some meat the last few weeks and it is always delicious! It’s so important to support local farmers as much as we can- the proof is in the taste and everything tastes wonderful!” Geraldine
“I have received my second order of Fabulous fresh organic fruit,veg and dexter beef. I was thrilled with my first order. Could not believe the quality of the produce amazing every mouthful. Thank you Liam and Justina for a great service and delicious food.” Catriona
“Beautiful fresh produce amazing taste & flavour what food should taste like” Colette
“We have received the organic fruit & veg box as well as the steak for the past 2 weeks & everything is delicious & so fresh. I’m so glad you have a collection point in Longford!” Erin
“Got my first delivery today from Drumanilra farm and I have to say, the meat looks absolutely amazing. Already planning my next order. Got here safe and sound through DPD. Top class.” Neil
Competition Prize Winner
A big thank you to all our customers for making this such a great success. A big congratulations to Fionnuala Duignan, who was our 1000th customer!! She is the lucky winner of an Organic Veg Box, Beef Box, Fruit Box and Bottle of Organic Wine!