Wexford growers on prize shortlist
WEXFORD landholders feature strongly in the shortlisted for Bord Bia's national horticultural good grower awards released last week. Among those in contention for honours are Davidstown neighbours the Hattons and Eamon Crean. Steven and Marina Martin have successfully promoted their Eden brand of potatoes, while Eamon Crean's strawberries and raspberries from his Greenhills fruit farm are in big demand.
Also standing by when the results are announced on March 30 will be John B. Dockrell, who grows carrots in Screen, as well as cabbage and lettuce in Dublin. Meanwhile, Horeswood nurseries have made the shortlist in the 'protected crops' category. The awards will go to the growers who have demonstrated the highest competence to the panel of judges.