Inishowen organic farm sells out
AN Inishowen organic
farm is delighted after selling out its bumper crop
of pumpkins ahead of Hallowe'en.
White Oaks Acorn Project has been supplying the
general public, local restaurants and shops with
fresh, chemical-free vegetables and herbs and its
pumpkins have proved a big seasonal hit this year.
The project operates on the same complex as the
IOSAS Centre and White Oaks Rehabilitation Centre at
Lenamore Road, Muff, facilitating therapeutic work
Programme co-ordinator Maire Gormley said the
organic farm is now supplying up to 100 vegetable
boxes a week to customers in the Derry and
White Oaks’ home delivery scheme keeps the project’s
ten full-time and part-time staff busy making sure
there is enough seasonal produce available to
dispatch each week.
White Oaks community farm with some
of its bumper crop of pumpkins.
Customers can avail of
a large box of vegetables or a juice box for healthy
and nutritious drinks packed with essential
“We send out around 100 vegetable boxes three times
a week to the Derry, Muff and Buncrana areas. People
like to know that it is grown just up the road and
they are getting it really fresh," said Maire.
"Our customers tell us that it tastes so different
from what they get in the supermarkets. Our hens are
also fed on organic vegetables and they can hardly
keep up with the demand for their eggs which are
also really popular.”
The project, which recently celebrated its 10th
anniversary, was inundated with demand for pumpkins
after harvesting its best crop this year. Hundreds
of Whiteoaks' pumpkins will now be carved into Jack
O’Lanterns or cooked in pies, stews and soups as