I wonder how many bottles of award winning oil are in thoses fields ? Also wonder how many bees are buzzing around
Nice article from SuperValu
Emerald oils was set up in 2015. We are located on our 3rd generation family farm in Cashel in the heart of Tipperary and are the only producers of cold pressed rapeseed oil in Munster.We do the entire process on our family farm, i.e Soil to Oil.
We gave three years researching the product, markets,sourcing machinery and the building of the plant before we joined the food academy program which gave us the tools, advice and knowledge of retail which we needed.
SuperValu has given us invaluable shelf space and the platform to interact with vast numbers of customers through tastings which really helps with sales and educating the customer on the versatility and health benefits of our product. Emerald Oils currently employ one full time and two part time staff members.
This is a blossom which is extremely attractive to bees seeking nectar and they in turn help to pollinate this annual or biennial plant.
It is one of the most economically important insect-pollinated field crops grown in Ireland, and production has increased massively over the past few years due to the heightened demand for seed oil. Other important insect-pollinated crops in Ireland include apples, strawberries and other soft fruits, field beans, peas, and clover, which is increasingly used in pastures.
I really like this video check it out, it is by Tillage editor Andy Doyle is in a field of oilseed rape on the farm of John Stokes, north Cork. Here they discuss the importance of a high pH and why liquid fertiliser is problematic for the crop. For more see this week's Irish Farmers Journal.
I am a third generation tillage farmer based in Tipperary, Ireland