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September 05, 2011

National Organic Week Celebrations at Castlefarm

castlefarm-hens Castlefarm in Co. Kildare is inviting customers to get their hands dirty and help out on the farm during National Organic Week. Fun and educational farm activities include helping to feed the pigs and egg collecting. There will also be a farm walk where customers can visit the bees, cows and vegetable patch. Customers will be invited to help harvest fresh vegetables and participate in a cookery demonstration for inspiration about how to cook and serve what is in season.

pigs According to Jenny Young, “Bringing people onto our farm to help feed our pigs and collect their own eggs and vegetables really gives them an insight and an appetite for seasonal, Irish produce. Children in particular, get excited about eating food that they have seen growing and helped collect”.

Castlefarms Organic week celebrations take place on Saturday 17th Sept and all events are free of charge. Visitors should remember that this is a real farm and old clothes and wellingtons are recommended.

Diary for Saturday 17th Sept

11am - Help feed the organic pigs

2.30pm - Egg collecting.

3pm - Farm walk culminating in vegetable harvesting and a cookery demonstration in the farm shop.

Castlefarm shop will be open – 6pm on Saturday 17th September. There will be a 10% discount on all organic produce. There will also be free food tastings on the day.

For further information contact Jenny Young on or call 087-6785269. 

There is more information about National Organic Week at

Directions to Castlefarm can be found at