It has been an extremely busy month here with Jemima, the Gloucester Oldspot, having her babies and Molly (our Muscovy Duck) also having babies. There are lots of videos of the ducklings on our YouTube channel
We had a double-page spread, together with other small producers, in The Irish Daily Mail. The article featured various producers who were bringing Christmas dinner to your plate.
Alfie made his TV debut last night on RTE1’s Taste of Success
Folks, we can now offer you the most delicious honey ever! Yes, straight from Redwood…. tastes of elderberry, hawthorn…. just totally delicious… why not add some to your pork order?
More great news this month…. our blog – www.ayearinredwood.com – has been shortlisted in the Blog Awards Ireland 2014
Just love the ingenuity of our customers – they’ve been upcycling their delivery boxes
We’ve been busy and haven’t had time to post newsletters! However, we’re back in action…. read here.
Our first newsletter of 2014…. enjoy the read
Just thought we’d share some lovely comments we had from folks who enjoyed our ham and pork over Christmas.
- I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed the ham and pork over Christmas. It was, as always, delicious. Will definitely go for a bigger ham next year. It was gone by St Stephen’s Day and they were gagging for more! Patricia
- Emily said: Ham was outstanding have some in the freezer!
- Keith commented: Ham was superb! Keeping some for new year.
- Georgie said: had the slow roast shoulder of pork on Steven’s day it was divine.
Did you miss our September newsletter? You can read it here.
Thank you to the folks at Farmers Feed Families for including us in the Like Food? Love Farmers! campaign. It is a really lovely article.
We’re in the Irish Farmers Journal
And we featured on Agriland.ie
1st August – Zack Gallagher of Irish Food Guide did a lovely feature on us over on his blog.
Check out this really lovely article about our ‘free-range q mark’ as featured on Agriland.ie
Monday, 15th – and look what arrived in the post! Very proud!
We’re having a 1 day sale of pork to make way for new ‘stock’. Tuesday 26th June you can order your pork at €10 a kg and we will deliver later next week. Check out full details here – http://eepurl.com/A44Gv
We had the launch of the Tweeting Farmers campaign here. Each week over the summer a different farmer will tweet about his daily life…. all part of the initiative of Farmers Feed Families. Alfie was curator for the first week, and I’m doing the job for the week starting 17th June. We were also interviewed for RTE’s Countrywide programme – listen in here
Neven Maguire was in Roscrea recently doing a demo, he sampled some of our pork which he enjoyed and we sent him home with a tub of lard!
It was an honour to be asked to contribute to the Nicholas Mosse blog.
Some wonderful chefs across the country have been doing some wonderful things with our free-range pork.
Sit back and enjoy a read of our April Newsletter
Look what Sean at Seagrass Restaurant has done with our pork belly. A true work of art.
A lovely review of our pig-rearing course: http://greensideup.ie/pig-rearin/
Lots happening here in March – a competition to win a box of pork, planting of trees, pig-rearing course, pigs for sale and lots more March Update
We are having a competition over on our blog – A Year in Redwood. Do you have a favourite bacon recipe to share? A box of pork/bacon is up for grabs. Do enter!
Our newsletter of what is happening around here the past month.
And major thank you once again to our friends, Ron and Mona, over at WiseWords for the lovely mention in their column in The Sunday Times.
We are honoured to once again be featured on the ‘best food finds’ list for 2012. Thanks to all who voted for us and thanks to Zack at Irish Food Guide for compiling the list!
29th December Nice end to the year – thanks to Aisling Hussey at Country Living magazine for giving coverage of the Freerange Q Mark.
1st December Tom Doorley has once again honoured us with a lovely mention in his Saturday column in the Irish Daily Mail. Thank you!
23rd November Look what arrived in the post! We have been completely blown away to have been awarded such approval for our pork! Thank you to John and Sally McKenna.
9th November A lovely article in Irish Country Living about the city girl, becoming a country girl!
27th October Featured in the local newspapers! Both the Midland Tribune and Nenagh Guardian covered our Lifestyle Blog 2012 win at the Blog Awards Ireland, as did the online Tipp Tatler (which will probably be easier to read than the photos below!)
18th October We were honoured to be chosen as the Irish Business of the day by Irish Enterprise…. lots of chat with new people!
13th October We won! Yes, our blog A Year in Redwood – there’s a link over there →
won Best Lifestyle Blog 2012 at the Blog Awards Ireland….. so pleased and thrilled Why not stop by the blog and sign up to get the regular updates?
26th August – we had a wonderful afternoon here with our ‘burgerton’ shared with friends.
3rd August – we were delighted to be one of the local producers featured in the Anniversary Dinner celebrating 50 years of the County Arms Hotel in Birr
10th July – We’ve created a YouTube playlist of short videos of some of the aspects of our lives!
8th July – Check out this lovely blog post from Maggie at Food Born and Bred on her visit here.
Have a read, and of course, try the recipe from the lovely Lily who wrote a lovely piece on her blog about our pork. www.amexicancookinireland.com
And we are so proud to be listed on Georgina Campbell’s Ireland…. thank you guys!
20th May – Sunday Times – Mona & Ron gave us a lovely mention in their new weekly column. Check out their Pork Schnitzel. Thank you guys!
6th May – Sunday Times – it feels like we’ve become ‘international celebrities’!
1st May – Jemima has babies!
14th April – A lovely article which appeared in the Country Living Magazine in the Farmers Journal.
8th April – Pork that’s crackling with flavour! That was the title on an article written by Gillian Nelis about our pork in the Sunday Business Post – Tried and tasted column. Thank you, Gillian!
Check out this article about us which featured on DPN Live !
Thank you to Seagrass Restaurant in Portobello, Dublin for the lovely mention of our pork on their website.
Take a look at Margaret’s (@Foodie_4_u) delicious looking ham.
12th November 2011
Sharon Ni Conchuir (who we know as @sharondingle on Twitter) wrote an article in today’s Irish Examiner about alternative Christmas dinners…. and she included our madness – cooking the turkey on the barbecue! Thank you Sharon.
Or read the full article
20th October 2011
Thank you to Lorraine Griffith for lovely article in In Business (the Chambers of Commerce of Ireland magazine) about how we use social media to sell our free range Irish Pork.
18th October 2011
A lovely review of a day trip here… thank you!
14th September 2011
We are supporting the Campaign for Raw Milk which is working to prevent the outright ban of the sale of Raw Milk proposed by the Irish Government. Are you? Copy the logo and post it on your site too!
1st September 2011
Check out this feature I did on using Social Media for our business which is featured by Bloggertone. As they say it is ‘not about the numbers’, our Irish free-range pork customers like to get involved in conversation!
26th August 2011
Thank you to Yvonne in Country Living of the Irish Farmers’ Journal for writing this wonderful article, about how we came about to be in the business of selling free range Irish pork.
More media coverage! Thank you to the National College of Ireland for the opportunity!
23rd July 2011
Thank you to Aoife of @icanhascook for this lovely mention of us in her column in Irish Independent.
19th July 2011
In case you missed it! My debut TV appearance on TV3’s Ireland AM this morning.
18th July 2011
One week later…. look at these guys… I reckon this guy is smiling at camera!
10th July 2011
27th June 2011
20th May 2011
As we continue to build our website, we need more photographs, so we thought we’d have a little competition! Send us your photograph of any of our pork, or bacon, that you have cooked.
Submitting photographs means you agree to us using them on the website (you will be credited). There will be a prize. So get clicking!
3rd April 2011
Our night out as ‘food critics’ on The Restaurant (RTE 1) was aired last night!
8th January 2011
9th December 2010
We are optimistic that we will be able to start deliveries tomorrow. So first up it will be deliveries to Limerick, Tipperary and East Galway!
29th November 2010
Sorry deliveries to Dublin postponed until Thursday/Friday due to adverse weather conditions!
25th November 2010
A great mention from Caroline Hennessy in her article on ‘foodie’ Christmas presents in today’s Irish Times Supplement.