The Growing Year

We make every effort to bring you the widest choice in seasonal produce. The following is a guide to what is in season in our area, for different times of the year.

March • April • May • June

The hungry gap months famous for being the months when the most people died during the Great Famine in Ireland, as over-winter veg comes to an end and most crops that have been sown or planted have not matured yet. These are very busy months for soil preparation, spreading of compost and the sowing and planting of many crops.  March – April: over-wintered Carrots, Parsnips, Swedes, Cabbage, Kale, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Fresh Garlic, The hardier of the Salad Leaves, Spinach, and Rhubarb. May-June:  More variety of Salad Leaves, Asparagus, Scallions, Strawberries – the start  of summer!

July • August • September • October

Our peak months for the greatest amount of produce that can be harvested:
Bunched Carrots, Broccoli, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Basil, Peas in Pods,  French Beans, Broad Beans, Courgette, Fresh Onion, Celery, Sweetcorn, Beetroot, Pumpkin, Potatoes & more… Apples, Raspberries, Gooseberry, Blackcurrants, a Summer / Autumn Feast!

November • December • January • February

Some of the more tender plants stop producing as weather becomes colder but many still continue, but harvesting becomes more challenging as the winter progresses and fingers and toes have to cope with more wet or cold days. It takes longer to harvest and there is more sorting and preparation work with produce.
Carrots, Parsnips, Swede, Winter Cabbage, Leeks, Beetroot, Spinach, Winter Purslane, Brussels Sprouts, Kale.
Stored Apples; time to reflect on the year past and make plans for New Year!

We also buy in the best in certified organic produce from other growers in Ireland and from Europe to supplement our own produce. This is to provide the best choice in organic produce, which many customers are unable to get elsewhere.