Udo and Penny Lange’s Ballinroan farm in Co Wicklow has been a Demeter standard, biodynamic, organic farm for over 25 years. This is the highest organic standard there is and means that they don’t use any chemicals or pesticides whatsoever.
But more than that it means they have understanding and commitment to the health and quality of their land’s soil and their customer’s health. When the soil is healthy and nurtured according to natural, seasonal cycles and respected with the wisdom of traditional farming methods and stewardship, the soil retains and regenerates valuable nutrients, that feed into the food grown in it producing superior fruit and vegetables, while maintaining the soil’s integrity and energy.
What’s there not to like about that?
The Lange family have had a stall at St Andrew’s resource centre and have been serving customers there since 1988. They sell their own delicious, freshly, picked leafy green vegetables -their mixed salad leaves are famous and never bettered! Onions, carrots, courgettes, peppers, celery, garlic, mushrooms and more …and a vast array of delicious organic fruits as well as other Irish organic producers food such as Mossfield and Oisin House cheeses and Butler’s organic eggs from Carlow.
They also sell stuffed and pitted organic olives and Highfield pressed apple juice from Kilkenny. They are longstanding Bridgestone Award holders and are recognised by Eurotoques for their contribution to Irish foods. But most of all they are recognised by their customers for the outstanding quality of their organic food and friendly personable service.