The Story of the Producer
“Our objective at Ballybrado is to spread the joy of food and living in harmony with nature, and taking a responsible role in society by producing wholesome and tasty food in a sustainable manner”. Their mission statement speaks volumes for not only the quality of Ballybrado’s produce but also the people behind Ballybrado – The Finke Family, a name synonymous with the growth of the organic movement in Ireland. Josef and Marianne Finke set up their organic farm near Cahir, in 1983 producing wholesome organic flours, muesli and porridge oats and creating an organic awareness in Ireland, for both grain farmers and also organic beef and lamb producers through Good Herdsman. They are now joined by their daughter Julia who has created Little Bakers range of spelt cake and bread mixes designed to encourage children to bake. This is a true family of Food Heroes!