Welcome to our web site. To introduce ourselves we are Richard & Eleanor Murphy, and we run an organic beef and tillage farm in Glenmore Co Kilkenny. We set up “Robin’s Glen Organic Produce” to create a market for our farm’s organic produce and that of other organic farms. Read more
We converted to organic farming in 2009 because we wanted to farm in a natural and sustainable way. This system of farming allows a rich diversity of microbes, insects and wildlife to continually propagate, as the different organic crops rotate around our farm. When we converted to organic farming, we were concerned about the damage that disease and pests would have on our grain crops. In our previous system of farming, we had been applying chemicals and insecticides to control these diseases and pests.However, we are finding that disease and pests are not a problem in growing organic grain crops. This is mainly because the crop is not forced with fertilizers and chemicals. This allows the crop to grow naturally. The leaf or cell wall of organic plants is much thicker than that of conventional, helping them to resist attacks from disease and pests. Organic crops also have a lower number of plants growing per square meter. This allows them take up more nutrients and trace elements in the diversity rich soil producing a quality product. Grain yield is lower than other systems of farming but it is more sustainable.We, like many others, hope that one day scientists will start to validate the true value of organic farming, once they have climbed down out of the pockets of commercialism. Long before the first pyramids in Egypt were built, organic farming sustained our world. In less than one hundred years, conventional farming has almost depleted the planet’s reserves of phosphate, not to mention the bees and other living things on our planet. Where are we going?
The “Robins Glen Organic Produce” website promotes and sells Irish organic grain and other organic animal feed products, and delivers them in small packs of 1kg to 25kg packs directly to your door.
With your support we hope to substitute some of the imported grain products that you purchase for your livestock, poultry, birds and pets with Irish organic products. With products from Robin’s Glen you know where it was grown and who grew it and how it was produced. This is not always possible with many of the imported animal and bird products you purchase today.
The products you purchase from Robin’s Glen, are certified Organic which means they have been produced with no chemical fertilizers, chemicals fungicides or chemical insecticides. When you purchase organic it shows you care about the environment. Remember, we eat what our livestock and poultry eat.
Organic Farming works closely with nature. Therefore we in Robin’s Glen would like to work closely with our customers. Organic production is a community based network system which is about more than just food production also of sharing ideas and working together for everyone’s benefit. When we all work together we are empowered to create.
We look forward to your comments or suggestions which will help us to improve our products and the service to you.