Around 75% of Northern Ireland is farmland and there are 25,000 farms, making it a vital industry for the economy. At Willowbrook Foods we have a comprehensive range of freshly prepared vegetables that are ready to cook. With years of industry experience, we know everything there is to know about the vegetable industry in Northern Ireland.
What vegetables grow in Northern Ireland?
Obviously, due to the climate in Northern Ireland, more vegetables are grown than fruit. However, the ‘Orchard’ county of Armagh does have numerous apple orchards. The vegetables you are most likely to find growing in Northern Ireland are:
The main cereals grown in Northern Ireland are wheat, oats and barley. Their seeds, which are called grains, are used to feed animals and to make food such as bread and porridge. “Milling Wheat” is used to make flour.
What vegetables grow in Winter in Northern Ireland?
Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbages, kale, leeks and parsnips are hardy vegetables and will stand through the winter. Leafy crops such as chard, parsley and rocket should also over-winter with a little protection. Other crops such as carrots, onions, turnips and winter squash can also be grown to enjoy in Winter if they are stored correctly.
What does Willowbrook Foods offer?
Partnering with some of the major Retail stores and Discounters across Ireland and the Mainland. Willowbrook Foods can offer a vast range of Salad lines, Deli products, Prepped vegetables and Potato and Root Veg mash accompaniments to tempt any consumer. Providing both core and added value lines Willowbrook can offer both Branded and Own Label products to meet your needs. Over the years Willowbrook Foods have developed their range of products and is now the largest processor of lettuce bags and salads in N. Ireland and Ireland.
We hope this gave you an insight into the vegetable industry in Northern Ireland.