There are a few mushroom companies nominated in the new Bord Bia Origin Green farmer awards this year. In the horticulture section of the wards two mushroom outfits feature - Reilly’s Mushrooms of Walderstown, Athlone, Co Westmeath; and Clune Mushrooms based at Clune in Clonoulty, Co.Tipperary.
The shortlisted finalists were chosen after an intensive audit of their farm units under the Sustainable Horticulture Assurance Scheme. The finalists were also visited by an independent judging panel and were assessed across 17 sustainability topics including crop husbandry, health and safety, farm labour, local community involvement, environmental/biodiversity measures and energy usage.
These finalists are among the top performing horticultural farms in Ireland producing high quality fresh produce. The award winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Friday, 12th December 2018.
Here’s hoping the mushroom farms come up trumps on the night!