Sustainability Award Goes to Country Crest in Bord Bia Food Awards


Based on a four generation family farming tradition, Country Crest (based in North County Dublin) prides itself on its strong environmental and sustainability ethos in all aspects of its business from farming 2000 acres, growing and packing 500 tons of potatoes and 120 tons of onions to producing 80,000 prepared meals per week.

In tandem with its business expansion, Country Crest has not lost sight of its green roots and includes a wind turbine, water recycling, and a wildlife pond, as part of their environment philosophy. Energy management, together with an 800kW wind turbine, have resulted in reduced reliance on fossil fuel for power requirements. This together with an Anaerobic Digestion plant planned in the near future will help to reach Country Crests aim of energy self-sufficiency by 2015.

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