HOW IT WORKS
You get a box of different fresh vegetables every week, according to what we have available at the farm.
Once you've signed up, you will receive a weekly text two days before collection asking you to confirm your order for that week.
What's in a box?
A sample from October 2020:
1 bunch kale
2 kg potatoes
1 head of broccoli
1 pumpkin piece
1 bunch beetroot
1 bunch leeks
Each box is €15.
Payment is by cash or card on collection at the farm.
The boxes will be ready for collection at the farm shop each Saturday. The shop is open from 10am-2pm. We are located beside Clonsilla Railway Station, on the same driveway as the allotments.
Beechpark Eco Farm
WHAT WE DO
We grow as many seasonal Irish vegetables as we can. We use organic farming methods so your food is grown without chemical sprays such as pesticides, insecticides, herbicides or fungicides. Below is a list of vegetables we are growing this year:
We are developing a permaculture food garden with perennial vegetables to provide boxes all year round. We hope with your support to produce grains and pulses in the future.
Why should I start eating seasonally?
It is simple - eat foods that are grown at the same time as you eat them.
When vegetables are out of season in your area, they're transported from the other side of the world. Being locked in shipping containers for weeks does nothing for their nutritional content, in many cases it’s detrimental.
It’s kinder to the planet
An apple from a farm up the road has a smaller carbon footprint than one from South Africa.
It tastes better
Out of season veg can be picked unripe or spoil a little on the way, leaving flavour compromised.
It supports your local community
The profits from unseasonal food are swallowed up by the transporter, retailer etc. By supporting local growers, you feed the profits back into your own community.
You may be introduced to new foods and be excited to see what changes in the season will bring to your dinner table!