We are delighted to be participating in St. Patrick's Day parades again this year, which return after a long Covid-enforced break. One of Meade Farm’s tractor fleet as well as our very first lorry from 1977 will be represented in the parades in Drogheda and Ardee, which kick off at 12 noon and 3pm respectively. A new route is planned for the Drogheda parade - see below for more information.
Our vintage lorry will be laden with our core crops of potatoes, carrots and onions as well as our newest product potato starch. Our support for the people of Ukraine and the hardships they are currently enduring will recognised by placing our flags side by side.
One of our John Deere tractors will take a quick break from its spring planting duties to join the vintage lorry. As soon as it returns to Meade Farm though, it's back to the fields! This is a busy time for our growing team as we race to get all the crops planted and beginning to grow while the weather holds!
Our newly wrapped lorries get a reprieve this year as the new Drogheda route does not have room for big 18-wheel lorries. One of them will join our entry for the Ardee parade at 3pm. The cancellation this year on the parade in Navan as well means that our hardworking lorries drivers have two less routes to do!
We hope you all enjoy St. Patrick's Day - whether it be going to mass, eating some good Irish ham, carrots and spuds with family, going to a local parade, watching other parades on TV or whatever you choose to do. It's been a while since we were able to celebrate our patron saint safely, so we here at Meade Farm are at least thankful for the chance to do that.
New Drogheda route starting at 12 noon: