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The New Agricultural Economy

At harvest-time and on the eve of national organic week farmers like Jimmy and Bernadine Mulhall of Coolanowle Farm in County Laois, are quintessential examples of how farmers are seizing the day and seizing control of their destiny. Today the Mulhalls open their on-site farm shop, a vital complement to their hugely successful farmers\’ market van, both of which sell the wonderful produce of their 300 organic acres.

Everything we hear as we travel the country, hearing more and more success stories from people in the Bridgestone community tells that people want to support local foods, local farms and local economies. They have realized that, as the great Wendell Bery wrote back in 1989 “Eating is an agricultural act”.

The proof of this theory is always in the eating and last night at Coolanowle the theory came in the shape of spit- roasted organic pig, beautiful salads and potatoes, Bernadine’s fresh breads. Then apple and berry crumble, berries fruits and home-made custard.

O’brien’s offered four cracking wines. The atmosphere put us in mind of a French wine-maker’s Fete at harvest-time: exuberant, real everybody in the moment. When the Irish do what they know how to do, then they do it the best.

The national economy is in tatters but the new agricultural economy is thriving.

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From all the team at Coolanowle Organic Meat.

We have had a communication from DPD our couriers, and they cannot guarantee 24 hour delivery due to an extraordinary level of business, therefore we cannot guarantee it either.  Your order will arrive either Thursday or Friday,  the meat/poultry is perfectly ok and will arrive fresh, however if you are not satisfied with your product when it arrives please contact us at 059-8625176

We’ve been working hard to try to assist customers access organic and local foods throughout this crisis.  We would like to thank everybody for their custom and support during this difficult time. We are still trading at the market at The Green Door Market, A1 Bluebell Business centre, Old Naas Road, Bluebell, Dublin 12, D12XCY2 EIRCODE.  Trading Days and hours have changed – they are now; Thursday 12 noon – 7pm, Friday 12 noon – 7pm, Saturday 9:30am – 4pm. No Sunday trading from now on.