We are a 5th generation family farm in Co. Offaly. It is small, the gates might not hang perfectly, the hedgerows are pretty wild, and grass grows in the middle of the lanes, unusual wildflowers spring up hither & thither as they wish to. We have an old reliable Leyland, 5 children & a love for our patch of Ireland. We & our children & the generations before us have tread this land, cared for it, loved it & laboured to make a living but all have endeavoured to keep it in good stead for the next generation. From the farm we harvest Rosehips, Elderberries, Damsons, Elderflowers, Gorse, Rowanberries, Sloes, Spring Nettles, Blackberries, Honeysuckle to name a few!! & from them we create Syrups, Sauces, Fruit Cheeses, Jellies, Pontack & Shrubs
We strive to recreate a taste of the past, recipes that were used in a bygone era. Wild food used in this way is part of Irish Food Heritage, a simple taste that has been almost forgotten. All our wild berries, flowers & herbs are handpicked by the whole family & our products are handmade in small batches. We feel we are listening to our land & are caretakers rather than cultivators & our land if left be is providing for us in a natural way. We, nature & the wildlife can all live together in harmony & all survive.
We hope you enjoy the tastes of the wild Irish countryside & a little time travel for your taste buds
Gordon & Sharon
The Forager & The Preserver