Galway organic egg production is the latest trend to hit the UK’s capital city, with the city’s largest organic egg producer, the Galway Eggs Cooperative, announcing it will be opening a new egg processing facility in St Mary’s Square.
The eggs produced in the cooperative are sourced from local farms and are certified organic by the National Organic Standards Board, a body that evaluates organic farms and farms that produce food for human consumption.
The cooperative was founded by Emma, a 28-year-old organic gardener from Kilkenny, Co. Galway, who says she was inspired by the beauty of organic eggs.
“It was the first thing that came to my mind when I was a young gardener,” she said.
“We used to grow the eggs ourselves.
I realised that eggs could be really beautiful and so I wanted to produce organic eggs, and to make them in the most sustainable way.”
Galway Eggs’ first farm, in Kilkony, Co., in February 2018.
Emma said she is looking forward to a “real girl” in the future.
“When I saw the organic eggs coming out of Galway we thought it was really cool, it was something we could really be proud of and it was the perfect place to grow organic eggs,” she added.
“It was really exciting, because we had a small space and we wanted to keep it small and it felt like a good home for the eggs to grow.”
A new farm is also planned in the city centre, with Emma hoping to produce up to 100,000 eggs a year.
The Galway eggs cooperative’s CEO, Hannah Noyes, said the cooperative’s first farm is “on its way” to the city.
“The Galways eggs are our best selling product,” she explained.
“I hope the Galways Eggs Cooperative will be able to provide that to people across the country.”
The cooperative’s eggs will be available to the public in Galway City Centre on Sunday.
“If you go to Galway and you go on Saturday to buy your eggs, you can bring them to our farm,” she continued.
“You can pick them up from the counter and pick them and put them in your cart.
You can pick up the eggs and have them delivered to your door, and you can even take them home with you.”
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