Farm Open Day

10/09/2012 0 Comment(s) General News,



GreenEarthOrganics farm is opening its fields and polytunnel doors to everyone on Saturday 15th September from 11am to 5pm



Come for a look around our farm. There will be farm tours, I will bring you around the farm and talk about what we grow and how we do it. Look in at the packing shed and see how we get our lovely fresh produce from our farm to your door. See and learn about the box scheme, why it makes so much sense and why local food production and eating seasonally are the only way to go.

Meet the whole team, Myself, Dec (Farm manager)
, Celine (Orders), Shay (Deliveries), Ramona (Packs your boxes), Tom (Runs the farm shop and market stall), Enda (Works on the farm, harvesting, packing and a little bit of everything), Chris (packing, cleaning veg so it is presentable. He also doubles as our associate environmental adviser!).

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squashes and cucumbers in one of our tunnels

Wander through the polytunnels and pick your own tomatoes. Buy the veg that you see growing from our farm shop. Feed the donkeys while you have a tea or a coffee before getting your face painted. Finish off the day with ‘Growers question time’ and get lots of great tips for growing your own great veggies.

For a map to get to Corrandulla village for parking click here

Directions: Coming from Galway, take the N84 (headford Road) turn right 100m after Regans pub (located in Clonboo village). Follow the road to the end, then take a left (you will be at a T junction and see signs for Green Earth Organics at this stage). Parking is outside the community centre in Corrandulla village. There will be stewards there directing the parking.

The weather looks promising but if you want to get the most out of the day and see the whole farm then it would be a good idea to bring your wellies and a picnic!

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Fresh leeks harvested weekly

There will be tea and coffee on sale and home-made cakes.

For the kids there will be face painting, feed the donkeys (Carrots supplied!), and pick your own tomatoes, not to mention the three wandering ducks and loads of fresh air.

It is a great way to explain and show your children how food is produced and that it doesn’t just come cling-film wrapped from the supermarket.

Please let your friends know, there is no charge for the event. We are running it to celebrate national organic week.

Here is a sneak peek at some of the lovely wonders you will see as you tour the farm.

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The snail just had lunch!

To see what is in the boxes this week ==============> click here

Don’t forget you can order online too and get just the things you need ========> click here

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A squash flower in full bloom

As beetroot is featured in the boxes this week here are a couple of recipes supplied by Cormac from the Handy Kitchen

Beautiful Organic beetroot and orange chutney

Organic Beetroot and Rhubarb Relish

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Fresh Celeriac

Nutritional information:

Beetroot juice was used as a medicine by the ancient Greeks and Romans for high fever, and to rebuild strength after illness.

In modern healthcare, beetroot juice is scientifically proven to reduce blood pressure. It contains a compound called nitrate which is converted into nitric oxide in our bodies. Nitric oxide regulates blood flow in our vascular systems, hence reducing pressure. Interestingly it is also used to build up the blood in cases of low blood pressure, signifying the infinite wisdom of nature in bringing the body back into balance.

Beet is also used as remedy for sexual weakness, kidney stones, gall bladder, liver and prostate troubles.

Add fresh raw beet and their leaves to salads, and juices or try out the delicious recipes below to boost the nutrients in your family’s diet.

*Do not be alarmed if your urine or stool is stained purple if juicing or eating large amounts of beetroot!

Eleanor Winters, of Embody Health, runs a busy Nutritional Therapy practice on the Sean Mulvoy Road, Galway. Visit her Facebook page for regular health tips or contact her directly on 087-6898731, or [email protected]

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Pick these lovely fresh juicy tomatoes at our open day

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A Selection of fresh produce from the farm