Glens of antrim Potatoes have been maming headlines again with the arrivial of the famous Lumper spud! Check out the articles in both the Irish Times and BBC below...
Glens of antrim Potatoes are proud to announce that we have been awarded 'Agri-Food' Business of the year 2012 at the Farming Life and Danske Bank Awards, held November at the Ramada Hotel, Shaw’s Bridge, Belfast.
Some of our delicious potato recipes made it into the Belfast Telegraph this month, check them out below... and for more ideas before sure to visit our recipes section!
2 Recent news articles featuring Glens of Antrim Potatoes. Click on the images below to enlarge and read.
We recently planted Phacelia on some of your local farms - drilling it after the potatoes were planted, on ground that was too steep for potato growing. It`s a source of nectar and pollen for the bees going into the autumn when they don`t have many alternative sources. After the flowers drop we rotovate the crop in as green manure. In addition we have two areas down to wild flowers, as part of Operation Pollinator: 0.8 Ha at Katesbridge, Co Down, and 0.2 Ha at Cushendall
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Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Michelle O'Neill said today that potato growers play a key role contributing to the success of the agri-food sector in the north.
The Minister was speaking after visiting Glens of Antrim Potatoes in Cushendall to view the company's potato packing facilities and see harvesting of maincrop potatoes.
Glens of Antrim are supplied with a wide range of potato varieties by their growers for packing and distribution to major retail outlets across the island of Ireland.
The Minister said: "The total farm gate value for the local potato industry in 2010 was approximately £22.8million with some 187,000t of potatoes produced. These figures illustrate how important the potato sector is to the local economy and it is good to see Glens of Antrim contributing to the sector's success."
"In recent years, my Department has provided Glens of Antrim over £600,000 to invest in developing its facilities through the EU Processing and Marketing Grant. The funding support provided under this grant scheme is designed to help companies, such as Glens of Antrim, to continue the growth and development of our agri-food sector and improve the economic performance of a sector that has shown strong resilience during the recent economic downturn."
Source: Northern Ireland Executive. 06.12.11. View Original Source.