Our Produce

We are a family-run Irish farm based in Co. Dublin producing Irish-grown chilli, garlic and swede

Benefits of Using Our Produce

Fresh products grown with care straight from the Taylor Farm

Fully traceable through all stages of planting, growing, harvesting and packing

Sustainably produced under the Bord Bia Sustainable Horticulture Assurance Scheme to both grower/produce handling and packing standards

Low food miles with a secure supply chain

Supporting local employment


Sustainability

Bord Bia Sustainable Horticulture Assurance Scheme (SHAS). The Sustainable Horticulture Assurance Scheme (SHAS) is operated in accordance with ISO17065 and is built upon Bord Bia’s pre-existing Quality Assurance infrastructure, which has been in place for over twenty years. As members of the Bord Bia Sustainable Horticulture Assurance Scheme we meet a range of quality and sustainability goals to ensure we provide our customers with produce of the upmost quality. We hit targets in a number of different areas of the business to ensure we are operating in a sustainable manner.

Areas include:

•         Food Safety

•         Product Quality

•         Traceability

•         Environmental Protection

•         Staff Welfare

•         Biodiversity

•         Resource Efficiency

•         Social Sustainability

Sustainability in Action

We take sustainability seriously here on the farm and one of the key areas we are passionate about is biodiversity. One of the main ways in which we promote biodiversity on the farm is through the enhancement of the bee population. Bees are released on a biweekly basis to pollinate our chilli plants, ensuring we are engaging in the most natural growing process possible. We even managed to catch one at work here. 


Our Heritage

Since the 1800s

The Taylor family have been farming at Chapel Farm, Lusk, Co. Dublin since the early 1800s. Originally a mixed farm compromising of various crops and animals we specialised over a half a century ago in producing vegetables for the consumer market.

We have now expanded and have embraced the new age of food and the benefits of sustainable food.

Bord Bia PERIscope research indicates that:

• Two thirds of Irish consumers consider buying local to be important to them

• 7 in 10 believe local food is of higher quality and a similar proportion like to know the provenance of their food

• They also have a greater degree of confidence in the safety of food produced in their local area

Our Team

Alan Taylor

Director

From seed to pack house, Alan takes delicate care of all the produce here at Taylor’s of Lusk. Alan is responsible for sourcing, planting, maintaining and harvesting our crops, ensuring consumers are provided with the finest Irish produce possible.

Mark Taylor

Director

Once harvested Mark is charged with preparing the produce for distribution. Be it for the food service market or retail the batches are quality checked coming from the field and packaged and distributed to market.


Amy Taylor

Marketing

Amy looks after all things marketing for Taylor’s of Lusk. You can catch her on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Leona Taylor

Accounts

Off the farm, Leona takes care of all accounting and administration for Taylor’s of Lusk.

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