Castlecor’s golden won­der grew from the ground up

The Corkman - - OPINION -

CASTLECOR Pota­toes was es­tab­lished in 1974. Back then we were as pas­sion­ate about grow­ing our qual­ity prod­ucts to­gether with our busi­ness as we are to­day.

Our ex­per­tise in grow­ing pota­toes is un­matched and it is why our re­tail, whole­sale and food­ser­vice cus­tomers have con­fi­dence in us to con­sis­tently de­liver their re­quire­ments. e

We grow all of our pota­toes in the rich and fer­tile lands of Mun­ster and we wash and pack our prod­ucts at our mod­ern pack­ing fa­cil­ity at Castlecor, Mal­low.

We take our re­spon­si­bil­ity to the land and the en­vi­ron­ment very se­ri­ously, re-cy­cling and re-us­ing where we can and set­ting high tar­gets for en­ergy con­ser­va­tion.

We love what we do and our pas­sion is in grow­ing the finest qual­ity pota­toes for our cus­tomers.

In the early days pota­toes were bulked in gi­ant heaps and packed into 4 stone bags us­ing pikes. Most if not all pota­toes were packed with­out wash­ing and sold loose by weight in shops.

To­day, potato pack­ing is very dif­fer­ent. Har­vested pota­toes are stored in dark re­frig­er­ated ware­houses. When re­quired for pack­ing batches

Ed­ward and Ned English har­vest­ing the last of this year’s crop in Rath­coole; right: at the height of the grow­ing sea­son; be­low: the state of teh art pack­ing plant in Castlecor.


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