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We (Jenny & Kenneth Keavey) started Green Earth Organics box delivery scheme in 2006. Our organic farm is situated 8 miles from Galway City. Originally the land was my grand-father's and then my father's and finally I took over the farm 10 years ago. I put the farm into conversion for organic status in 2004. Currently we are farming on 25 acres of organically certified land. Another 10 acres is split between, a wild life biodiversity area, native woodland forestry (3000 trees) and red clover/grassland. There are also 3 ducks, 2 dogs and 2 donkeys! If you would like to visit our Farm Shop you can find directions to the farm here. Or you can simply order online direct from us.
Our commitment to sustainability and Zero Plastic: Our aim at Green Earth Organics is to minimize the impact of our farm on the environment. We do this by growing our produce in an organic and sustainable way, by generating our own electricity using solar panels, and by harvesting the West of Ireland rainwater to wash the freshly picked veg and to water the plants in our tunnels. As a business, we are striving to be carbon neutral and we're actively looking for ways to reduce and eliminate the plastic packaging in our boxes. Most of our fresh produce is packed either loose or in brown paper bags which we take back and re-use every week. However, some items (e.g. fresh greens) are packed in plastic packaging for quality reasons. If you would like a box that is free from plastic packaging, we have a special 'Zero Plastic' Veg box which you can order here. We also have a box that contains 100% Irish Veg which you can order here. Thank you for your support - we really appreciate it.
Currently there are 27 employees in total - across the farm, packing team and the admin staff in both Galway and Dublin. We also take on students and interns and employ seasonal workers at certain times of the year. We have 6 polytunnels and grow a wide range of crops both indoors and in the field. Over the course of a year a typical seasonal box will contain 80% local organic produce.
We buy produce from other Irish suppliers, and we also import organically certified veg and fruit in order to be able to offer a full selection of produce year round. At Green Earth Organics we care deeply about the environment, and believe that people should be able to choose foods that are grown as nature intended, taste fantastic, and add to their wellbeing.
We aim to have sustainability and health in the centre of all business decisions we take.
Where to buy our produce:
Picture of Kenneth Picture of Muriel, the Farm Shop assistant
Picture of one of our fruit & veg boxes Picture of fresh garlic grown on our organic farm