We work hard to source our produce from local growers, whose tradition, expertise and proximity offers you a far higher quality of flavour and freshness.
For example from April right through to the end of September our tomatoes are from Grantstown Nurseries, Waterford, 3 miles down the road from the store.
Summer heralds soft fruits from local grower Mairead Halley and in the Autumn our apples are supplied by three different local orchards while the fabulous grower Tom Cleary in Campile, New Ross keeps us in stock with a rotation of broccoli, cauliflower and leeks.
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.