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Euro-Toque Accolades for Organic Trust Producers

Organic Trust


Organic Trust Members Pat Lalor of Kilbeggan Organic Foods and Mary Regan both won awards for the excellent quality of the organic produce they have brought to the market. Pat Lalor, through his stewardship of the soil and organic farming methods is producing creamy flavoursome porridge oats, which many say ‘tastes like porridge used to’. By branding and directly marketing his oats, he has increased the profitability and sustainability of his farm and given the consumer a unique, healthy and tasty organic product.

Mary Regan received an award for the excellent quality of her organic duck. Mary raises cattle, pigs, chicken, turkeys and duck on her 45 acre mixed farm near Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Through thoughtful organic management, Mary produces top quality poultry and this has been recognised by many of Ireland's leading chefs at the Euro Toques food awards.

The products produced by both Pat and Mary are a testament to how organic farming methods do not just enhance and protect our country side; the also enhance the quality and flavour of the produce that results from these methods.

Other winners on the day were Mick Murphy, a traditional Snap-net salmon fisherman on the River Nore, Co. Kilkenny, David Llewellyn of Llewllyn's Orchard, Lusk, Co. Dublin and William O’Callaghan, producer of Longueville House Cider, near Mallow, Co. Cork – congratulations to all!

The Eurotoques food awards took place at a reception hosted by Ella McSweeney at the Residence Club on St. Stephen's Green on Monday 27th of May 2013. Ruth Hegarty, Secretary-General of Euro-Toques Ireland said “It is important to look to traditional farm products and food production in Ireland to understand what is most suited to our land and climate, but in order for these traditions to survive we must have innovation. All of the award winners have been innovative in the way they have added value to their product and brought it to market, getting it as close to the final consumer as possible. This is what will ensure the survival of quality traditional farming”.

Source: HortiTrends News Room