Organic Certification for Professional organic producers, processors and distributors
If you are interested in converting your holding to organic production or in processing, retailing or distributing a product to be labelled as ‘organic’, then follow this link for 5 easy steps and your application will be underway.
The Organic Trust is the centre of excellence when it comes to organic inspection and certification in Ireland. The very broad range of organic technical expertise available within our organisation is at your service.
The Department of Agriculture, Food & The Marine offers a range of financial incentives to assist those interested in getting involved in organic production. In addition capital grants are available for the purchase of specific equipment
Prior to registering into certified organic production in 1994, Altidore Farm and Castle had been farmed with the very minimum of artificial inputs for many years. Philip Emmet now farms Altidore Farm and produces certified organic beef and lamb for commercial sale - all certified by Organic Trust Ltd. The organic beef and lamb produced on Altidore Farm are sold at an organically certified local butchers Farrelly's Butcher In Delgany village Co Wicklow
Philip Emmet has a comprehensive knowledge of homeopathy and the homeopathic treatment of animal ailments. He has written articles for Clover - the quarterly journal for the professional organic producer published by the Organic Trust and uses homeopathy in the management of his organic flock and herd.
Altidore Castle itself is a Georgian Castle House owned by the Emmet family, descended from the United Irishman, Thomas Addis Emmet. On view at the Castle are historic Emmet papers, portraits and possessions including those of The Patriot Robert Emmet.
Opening Times March 1st-20th and May 1st-June 17th, 1 pm to 5 pm. Prior notice appreciated.
The house and grounds are also open to groups and societies throughout the year by appointment.
Altidore Castle Kilpeddar Co. Wicklow
353 1 2819186