Ballybrado Ltd - The Organic Food Family Company - Since 1983
Ballybrado is the best known name in Ireland when it comes to organic competence and authority
Ballybrado was established in 1983 as one of Ireland’s first commercial organic farms, focused on the idea of living and working in harmony with nature. It all began when Josef and Marianne Finke moved to Ireland with their family and friends in search of a greener life. What started out as the idea of self-sufficiency quickly turned into a driving force for the development of the organic movement in Ireland.
Josef was the first to export organic produce from Ireland, demonstrating that consumers are actively interested in organic food from a clean environment. In 1989 he founded Good Herdsmen Ltd., today the largest dedicated organic meat processor in Ireland and the UK; he was chairman of the Irish Organic Farmers and Growers Association and later director of the Organic Trust. He worked in several committees of the government, representing the voice of organic sector.
Today Ballybrado is focused on organic grains, flours and oat flakes.
After nearly 40 years of active shaping of the Irish organic movement, the 2nd generation is now on board - making Ballybrado a true food family company, proud to be 100% organic