One of the few farm suppliers here at Kai is Loughboora Farm, you may be familiar with the Loughboora farm plate that features often on our menus.
The produce from Loughboora farm is mature, distinctive and robust. Certified organic since 1997 the lads are well seasoned and know exactly what works, and how to supply a consistent high quality product. This is particularly important when working in the food industry.
The farm is mostly grassland, and in addition to yummy vegetables the land is currently stocked with forty suckler cows and roughly one hundred breeding ewes.
About fifteen acres, and seven large polytunnels are devoted to vegetable production, growing over forty different species of vegetables all year round.
It is from these acres that we get most of our organic vegetables. The farm also run one of the biggest box delivery schemes in the country with the ability to provide for two hundred households.
We can say almost everything comes from Loughboora from blood oranges to the in-season and incredibly health beneficial Kale, not forgetting their amazing purple sprouting.
The only non-organic vegetables we are using are the amazing Heirloom carrots which we get from Niall Burke, and due to a very bad season our potatoes are not organic either. As soon as the new potatoes come in Loughoora will be supplying us with their wonderful organic variety.
We are one of the few restaurants lucky to benefit from Loughboora’s wonderful produce.
If your looking to find the produce out of Kai you will find it at the farms market stalls in Tullamore, Thurles and the University of Limerick. Other stall-holders supplement their own produce with their produce at farmer markets from Galway to Killaloe and many places in between. They also supply the Organic Store, Birr, The Grainey, Scariff, and Sheridan’s Cheese Mongers.
For more information on the farm contact Tony Garahy 057-9345005