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Castlefarm: an organic oasis to visit in February

February 1st, 2009 by   (View Author Profile)

Ecjenny-young.jpgo foodies have many Mecca’s:

There’s Ballymaloe House, the Organic Centre, Brooklodge, the Irish Seed Savers and many other stalwarts.

A relative newcomer is Castlefarm near Athy in Kildare.

At Castlefarm, Jenny and Peter Young have lots going on on their 170 acre organic dairy farm.

According to Jenny Young “As farmers and organic food producers we are delighted to be able to show people wheretheir food comes from.

“At Castlefarm we produce organic milk, eggs and vegetables and we also make our own organic cheese and seasonal preserves. The tour will include meeting some of the Castlefarm animals and learning more about the Castlefarm garden and organic farming system”.
The couple are also pioneering organic allotments, which will surely prove popular with people are economic realities (pardon the pun!) bite “so far 26 eager gardeners have signed up for the Castlefarm allotment and organic gardening courses, which are the first of their kind in the country”.

The couple are inviting people over to their holding soon – Sunday 8th of February at 2pm.
Its great for such a large and interesting organic dairy farm to be so close to Dublin, so I’d highly recommend a visit for anyone looking for something fun and food-related to do on the 8th Feb.

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