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
30 years ago Edite Rennings-Wandel and Manfred Wandel started a market garden growing organic Fruit and Vegetables a few miles outside Bantry, Co. Cork. The difficulty in getting good, suitable tools, organic fertilisers, seeds and other essentials for organic growing in Ireland prompted Eddi and Manfred to source these items abroad. The business idea to offer these to other organic growers and interested gardeners was born - and the first 11 page mail order catalogue was photocopied and posted early 1993!
Parallel to the growing organic sector in Ireland, the new mail order business grew its product range and customer base. From a few dozen tools, fertilisers and seeds the product range has grown to several thousand items covering everything from propagation to fertility building, from irrigation to crop protection and biological pest control to healthy living.
When the business ran out of space on the home farm, we moved in 2015 into a spacious warehouse a few miles down the road. At the same time the business was incorporated and trades now as Veyranno Ltd t/a Fruit Hill Farm.
With the growing number of staff - all avid gardeners and/or former commercial growers - the business has strengthened its professional approach. Countrywide farm visits to organic or organically interested farmers, regular participation in events on organic demonstration farms, as well as always available telephone or email advice for private gardeners or commercial farmers are proof of our commitment to environment friendly farming and gardening.
Colomane Bantry Co. Cork