Michael Corbett and his family are proud that they are the third generation of Corbetts to farm this land in lush Tipperary meadows. Blessed with some of the most fertile and productive soil in Ireland, deciding on a fresh direction was easy. Creating the very best... well, that takes a bit more care and attention.
When deciding to diversify into growing rapeseed, Michael was certain that the only way to do it right was to carefully manager the entire process from sowing the seed to harvesting, pressing and bottling. Every single stage in creating Emerald Rapeseed Oil is completed from start to finish directly down on the Corbett farm.
The best rapeseed oils, just like the finest wines embody the very soul of the land and the care of the producer. Emerald Oil seduces the eye with its golden colour of liquid sunshine, teases the senses and delightes the palette with its pure favour combined with a subtle, pleasant and distinctive aftertaste. For the Corbetts, it's a fruit of their holistic vision and proof that doing it all equals doing it right.
Key Sustainability Commitments
Promotes BiodiversityEmerald Oils have committed to planting 50m of hedgerow and 10 additional trees every year until 2022 to improve the biodiversity at their site.
Focus on Health and NutritionEmerald Oils are committed to educating the consumer of the health benefits of their product, how to use Rapeseed oil in cooking instead of butter, coconut oil and olive oil, the high burn point, less saturated fat and the many uses of cold pressed rapeseed oil: baking, frying, roasting, marinating, salad dressings, dips and stir fries. This will be done through Social media videos/recipes, In-store supermarket tastings, food fairs & charity cooking demonstrations.
The Best Possible Taste Podcast. In this week’s episode of the Best Possible Taste Podcast, Sharon Noonan speaks to Ron Forrestal from Forrestal Wine Merchants, Michael Corbett from Emerald Oils and JP McMahon. Read more
Read this nice article in FARM Ireland on our farm.
A Tipperary tillage farmer who sows, harvests and bottles his own cold-pressed rapeseed oil says that the crop is by far his most profitable one.
Michael Corbett of Emerald Oils, New Inn, Co Tipperary undertook three years of market research before his product hit the shelves in 2015.
While he initially took the decision to enter into the rapeseed oil market in an effort to diversify his tillage farm, which consists of oats and barley, he says that the crop has become the most profitable one on his farm.
"You'd be getting a return of two tonnes per acre on rapeseed oil if you'd a good harvest and this year we had a great harvest," he says.
"We dry and sell some of the crop on and get €410/tonne return on that, so that's around €100 profit. Whereas with winter barley you'd be lucky to break even."
With an 11-month growing season, Michael explains that the crop is a "tough" one to grow as sowing time and harvest time are so close in proximity.
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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.
I am a third generation tillage farmer based in Tipperary, Ireland