Vegetables

What was the value of Ireland’s horticultural output in 2019?

What was the value of Ireland’s horticultural output in 2019?

Ireland’s horticultural output was valued at approximately €4.77 million at the farmgate in 2019, according to preliminary figures from the...

July 19, 2020

EU announces exceptional support for wine, fruit and veg

EU announces exceptional support for wine, fruit and veg

The European Commission announced exceptional support measures for the wine sector on Tuesday, July 7, while also announcing support for...

July 8, 2020

Rain doesn’t end problems for veg growers

Rain doesn’t end problems for veg growers

Rain may have landed over the past few days, but vegetable growers will be counting the cost of recent drought...

June 19, 2020

‘It costs €100/ac to irrigate a crop just once’

‘It costs €100/ac to irrigate a crop just once’

The Irish field vegetable sector is being severely impacted by the continuing drought according to a statement from the Irish...

June 9, 2020

Fruit and vegetable demand ‘booming’ in Europe

Fruit and vegetable demand ‘booming’ in Europe

The demand in Europe for fruit and vegetables has seen a large increase in recent weeks, which is being attributed...

March 30, 2020

Tillage focus: Organic vegetables from the farm gate to your Christmas dinner plate

Tillage focus: Organic vegetables from the farm gate to your Christmas dinner plate

Liam Ryan is in a sector where demand is outstripping supply and keeping up with that demand is his biggest challenge....

December 22, 2018

How much are vegetables retailing for in the supermarkets?

How much are vegetables retailing for in the supermarkets?

Following on from the Irish Farmers’ Association’s (IFA’s) protest outside Marks & Spencer last week over the low-cost selling of...

December 20, 2018

Tillage focus: Effect of drought to hit the veg shelves in the coming weeks

Tillage focus: Effect of drought to hit the veg shelves in the coming weeks

Paul Brophy is one of a small number of large-scale broccoli growers in the country. His vegetable business is solely...

August 21, 2018

Tillage focus: This Irish man is planting vegetables in the North Carolina hills

Tillage focus: This Irish man is planting vegetables in the North Carolina hills

Bottomleys Evergeens & Farm is a family run company, based at Glade Valley, North Carolina – beside the Blueridge Mountains...

June 4, 2018

‘The demand for organic vegetables is growing year-on-year’

‘The demand for organic vegetables is growing year-on-year’

Having grown up in housing estates on Dublin’s northside, Rory and Sheila Magorrian found themselves transplanted to north Cork where...

April 8, 2018

Opening farm shop ‘best thing I ever did’

Opening farm shop ‘best thing I ever did’

When John Graham from Raphoe opened a farm shop in December 2014, it didn’t just benefit him financially but also...

December 29, 2017

Let’s hope the supermarkets don’t crash fresh produce prices this Christmas

Let’s hope the supermarkets don’t crash fresh produce prices this Christmas

The run-up to Christmas is normally the time when Irish supermarkets go for broke and slash fresh produce prices. Invariably,...

December 17, 2017

Is a ‘perfect storm’ brewing for Irish potato growers?

Is a ‘perfect storm’ brewing for Irish potato growers?

If ever Bord Bia needed to come up with an effective marketing campaign for the potato industry, this could well...

November 12, 2017

Dairy wholesale prices rise 20% annually; fruit and veg costs decline

Dairy wholesale prices rise 20% annually; fruit and veg costs decline

Wholesale prices on dairy products increased by 20.5% year-on-year in May, helping to drive up overall factory gate costs, according...

June 26, 2017

Astronauts have grown cabbage on the International Space Station

Astronauts have grown cabbage on the International Space Station

Astronauts have successfully grown cabbage on the International Space Station, having previously grown lettuce and flowers. NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson...

February 20, 2017

‘There is only one grower of iceberg lettuce left in Ireland’

‘There is only one grower of iceberg lettuce left in Ireland’

There is only one grower of iceberg lettuce left in Ireland, according to IFA Vegetable Committee Chairman Paul Brophy. It’s...

February 20, 2017

Leaflets on how we can eat less meat could be handed out in supermarkets

Leaflets on how we can eat less meat could be handed out in supermarkets

As part of a new research project to increase the consumption of vegetables, leaflets on how consumers can eat less...

January 25, 2017

Supermarkets accused of below cost selling as vegetable prices slashed

Supermarkets accused of below cost selling as vegetable prices slashed

The IFA has accused supermarkets of below cost selling practises, in light of the decision taken by a number of...

December 22, 2016