Three years ago today, we made our first delivery of salad. It has been an amazing journey, taking us all the way to the dizzying heights of receiving a gold Blas na hEireann award.
However, this year has been one challenge after another and we’ve had to face the fact that, however much we love our salad, it isn’t earning us a living wage. So we are heartbroken to announce that we are ceasing production from today.
Huge thanks to all that have supported us along the way. Your comments meant the world to us.
Rocker Organic Farm’s Organic Mixed Salad Leaves have won a Blas Na hEireann Chef’s Choice Award at this year’s Irish Food Award in Dingle. The award is given by a group of chefs who use the ingredients to decide which they would most like to use in their kitchens.
The award was given by top chefs Neven Maguire and Brian McDermott, as well as Birgitta Curtin from the Burren Smokery. Neven told Maeve and Peter that the chefs were “raving” about the quality of the leaves.
From today, our salad is available from SuperValu Thurles and Supervalu Roscrea. Big thanks to the Food Academy. It is also still available from The Cottage, Loughmore and Peter’s Fruit & Veg, Templemore.
We’re so pleased to let you know that our Winter Salad selection is now planted and growing beautifully in the tunnels. All from certified organic seed, these are the exciting varieties that we are currently growing, so that you can enjoy eating your greens all winter long! Lettuce leaves; Figaro, Ferega, Gingko, Brighton, Magellan, Kamalia, Maureen, Maritima, Avenir, Dabi, Azirka and Sebastiano. Salad leaves; Bulls Blood, Winter Purslane, Spinach, Salad Rocket, Wild Rocket, Mizuna and Endive. We also have a variety of coloured chards growing too. Packed with vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrate and fibre, salad leaves are so important for our health and wellbeing. We take pride and care in being able to supply our certified organic salads to people in our locality. It’s a local product..so no food miles. All produce is hand harvested, washed and packed the same morning that it is delivered to Peter’s Fruit and Veg in Templemore and to The Cottage, Loughmore. While our Winter selection grows, we are still supplying our usual mixed salad leaves to the outlets above. The feedback about our produce is delightful and we are so pleased that you are enjoying it! Many blessings 🍀🌱🌿