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First for Ireland as pioneering technology puts local produce centre stage.

To ensure our exceptional locally grown fruit and veg remain centre stage instore, we have recently invested in the very first Dry Mist® system in Ireland. 
Inspired by the morning mist hanging over a crop field, the Dutch company Contronics developed their Dry Mist® system to preserve food naturally and safely for longer.  It uses ultrasonic technology and purified water to make water droplets which are 1000x smaller than a raindrop, surrounding produce with fine mist. 
As the mist evaporates, the humidity rises and the temperature drops naturally. This prevents produce losing moisture and maintains freshness, colour and nutrients for a significantly longer time, without getting wet.

This extremely safe method of extending shelf life is more sustainable than refrigeration as it reduces waste, energy consumption and CO2 emissions.  

The system is mounted within the first of several bespoke displays which are designed and crafted locally.  Designed by John Gavin of True Output, metal fabrication by Niall Power of Advantage Engineering and woodwork by Sean O’Hare underpinning our ethos of supporting local whenever possible.  
This is another step in our drive for sustainability.  We are investing in new technologies and innovation to reduce our carbon footprint, increase our sustainability and put great local food centre stage. 

We think the collaboration is the perfect complement for the display of fresh vegetables grown by Tom Cleary in Campile, Co Wexford (pictured above) and also by Des & Olive Thorpe on their organic farm outside New Ross.

  • Tom Cleary Fresh Beetroot

    Tom Cleary Fresh Beetroot

    Tom Cleary Fresh Beetroot

    Grower of fantastic veg, Tom specalises in producing truly fantastic Cauliflower, Broccoli and Leeks but also supplies us with some of the rarer speciality Vegetables like Kohlrabi, Celeriac, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Beetroot and Fresh & Exotic Salad Leaves. Tom's produce is only available in season so keep an eye out for it in store!  Based in Campile near New Ross, Co. Wexford Tom is sought after as supplier to the South East’s very best restaurants.

    €0.55

  • Des & Olive Thorpe’s Organic Cavolo Nero Kale

    Des & Olive Thorpe’s Organic Cavolo Nero Kale

    Des & Olive Thorpe grow their IOFGA Certified Organic vegetables on the family farm in New Ross, County Wexford.

    €1.99

  • Des & Olive Thorpe’s Organic Kale

    Des & Olive Thorpe’s Organic Kale

    Des & Olive Thorpe grow their IOFGA Certified Organic vegetables on the family farm in New Ross, County Wexford.

    €1.95

  • Des & Olive Thorpe’s Organic Leeks

    Des & Olive Thorpe’s Organic Leeks

    Des & Olive Thorpe grow their IOFGA Certified Organic vegetables on the family farm in New Ross, County Wexford.

    €2.25

  • Des & Olive Thorpe’s Organic Brussles Sprouts 450g

    Des & Olive Thorpe’s Organic Brussles Sprouts 450g

    Des & Olive Thorpe grow their IOFGA Certified Organic vegetables on the family farm in New Ross, County Wexford.

    €2.50

  • Des & Olive Thorpe’s Organic Cabbage

    Des & Olive Thorpe’s Organic Cabbage

    Des & Olive Thorpe grow their IOFGA Certified Organic vegetables on the family farm in New Ross, County Wexford.

    €1.75

  • Des & Olive Thorpe’s Organic Red Cabbage

    Des & Olive Thorpe’s Organic Red Cabbage

    Des & Olive Thorpe grow their IOFGA Certified Organic vegetables on the family farm in New Ross, County Wexford.

    €2.50

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