Beech lawn organic farm was among several winners announced at the 2022 Board Bia National Organic Awards last Thursday.
Beech Lawn farm in Ballinasloe County Galway was awarded the E-Commerce award for their grown-in Ireland Veg Box.
The Awards saw organic farmers, growers, producers, and manufacturers honoured for their contributions to the Irish Organic sector.
The National Organic Awards are held every two years and celebrate the achievements of Irish Organic food and drink producers.
This year’s awards took place in Dublin at the Board Bia global hub.
Bord Bia Interim CEO Michael Murphy said: “This is a wonderful bi-annual event and we’re delighted to be back in person this year to celebrate these high-quality suppliers and recognize the developments within the organic sector.”
He added: “With over 120 applications to the awards this year and the increasingly high calibre entries, it’s clear that passion and innovation are thriving in this vibrant sector.”
Award winners in other categories
Among the winners were Slí Eile support services who won the Business Community category.
The award acknowledges the business in local communities. Its organic farm social enterprise supports mental health recovery.
While in other categories, Dunnes Stores was awarded a special recognition award for its commitment to the organic sector in Ireland.
Organic dairy producer Glenisk was announced as the overall winner in the retail category for its organic Greek-style yoghurt.
While Butlers Organic eggs were given the award for their marketing campaign.
The new and improved award was given to Super nature LTD for their Hazelnut butter cups.
Further, the Austrian bakery Coghlan’s won the private label category for its Organic Sour Dough loaf.
Speaking at the event, Minster of State for land use and Biodiversity, Pippa Hackett said: “I’d like to share my warmest congratulations with the winners of the 2022 Bord Bia National Organic Awards.”
She added: “The ambition of our annual award winners is particularly relevant at the current time with the thousands of farmers considering going organic when the organic farm scheme opens shortly with increased payment rates.”