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Congrats to all the runners who participated in the Bohermeen AC Spring Half Marathon and 10K - we hope you enjoyed our Clementines at the finish and were able to re-fuel with one of our Rooster baker potatoes later. Along with Bord Bia - Irish Food Board, the Irish Farmers' Association and our fellow potato merchants, we are converting runners away from processed pasta back to the all natural potato as the food of choice for runners!
Spring Has Sprung for Our Seaside Spuds: Eleanor Meade, Aidan Kirwan, Robert Devlin, Conor O'Malley, and Owen Kirwan look over the planting of our new Season Queens in Clogherhead, Co. Louth. These should hit the shops in end of June/early July - can't wait!
Meade Potato Co. joined with grower Darragh McCullough to ensure that Irish Cancer Society volunteers did not go without their daffodils on Daffodil Day. McCullough gave his daffodils to the Society at cost price while Meade Potato Co., along with our partners Matthews Transport, distributed them free of charge at locations around Ireland. With approx 80 volunteers spread out over Ireland and orders for approx 30,000 bunches, we were flat out in the run up to Daffodil Day. We were happy to help such a worthy cause and the emails and letters of thanks from the brilliant network of volunteers around the country were much appreciated. We were delighted to help the volunteers get their fresh daffodils that have always been at the root of fundraising efforts on Daffodil Day.
Fighting incorrect myths of being fattening, as well as the multitude of overly-processed readymeals, the potato needs to reclaim the pride of place on the Irish dinner plate. MPC are working hard with our fellow potato producers and Bord Bia to increase potato consumption and show Irish consumers why the potato is so versatile and should remain a mainstay of the Irish diet.
One weapon in our arsenal is the newly launched potato.ie website which has an abundance of recipes all designed to show that potatoes are more than a bit on the side, they can be integrated into the main dish of your meal. From Mexico to Russia and all around the globe, there are a wealth of great recipes new and old that make use of the nutritious and delicious potato. Add to that all the new recipes we have developed that incorporate the latest health trends and the question is when and not if you should grab that bag of spuds and get cooking!
Enjoy the recipes on these pages, and make sure you also look up www.potato.ie to get even more great ways to make potatoes more than a bit on the side!
Meade Potato Co. was delighted to meet potential future employees on 24 Feb. at the UCD Agri Science, Food Science and Nutritional Science Fair in Dublin. There was an abundance of bright graduates there who want to work in Ireland's thriving agrifood industry, and with our stand there we gave them an insight into the fresh produce industry and our company. Employing over 240 people, and with innovation as a core component of Meade Potato Company's values, we are excited about welcoming some of these new graduates to help us as we continue to pioneer healthy, new products for Irish consumers.
If you are a graduate in agri science, food science or nutriional health and would like to hear more about our company, please contact Eileen Hanan of our HR for more inforamtion at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After a busy winter season for Meade Potato Company, we are pleased to announce our 2015 Employees of the Year. In the Fruit Division Boguslaw Wolloch has won for his amazing workrate and can-do attitude. In the Vegetable Division Aivaras Ramonas has beaten the competition based on his great attention to detail and his ability to problem solve quickly and efficiently when needed. In our Potato Division, Renatas Vaitekunas has won for his industriousness and his dedication to our quality assurance principles. We appreciate the hard work of all our employees, but would like to single out these three employees for their outstanding contributions in 2015.
Meade Potato Company was delighted to meet up with our overseas growers from 3rd-6th Feb at Fruit Logistica in Berlin. Fruit Logistica is one of the world's biggest fruit and vegetable trade shows and affords us an opportunity to meet up with our overseas fruit growers to discuss our produce and plan our upcoming crops. With 25 exhibition halls, many comprising two floors, it is a spectacular celebration of fresh produce. We appreciate the opportunity to meet new growers and discover innovations in the fruit and vegetable industry - and of course, we are proud to be flying the Irish flag in Berlin!
Meade Potato Company is proud to support the Incredible Edibles healthy eating and growing programme for primary schools in 2016.
Incredible Edibles is a healthy eating initiative for Primary School pupils. It encourages schools across the country to get busy growing carrots, lettuce, potatoes, strawberries and turnips. Schools are supplied with grow packs containing everything they needed to grow a veritable feast of healthy foods!
We are delighted to be sponsoring this programme which turns students into growers and schoolyards in to gardens - all the while teaching the importance of a healthy diet!
If your local school has not already registered for this brilliant programme, you should look up the website to find out more about it on www.incredibleedibles.ie
Our Employees of Quarter 4 were recently announced at our end of season Christmas festivities. While we celebrated a great quarter's work from all our employees, we singled out the following: Romas Orlauskas (pictured left w/ Mark Fedigan & Mark McKenna) was awarded for his prodigious workrate in the Vegetable Division; Magdalena Krol (pic top right w/ Ronan McDonough & James Sheehy) won in the Fruit Division for her excellent eye in helping our Quality Assurance team, and Renatas Vaitekunas (pic bottom right w/ Tommy Clarke, Radek Krol & Philip Meade Jr.) was singled out in the Potato Division for his great diligence in grading and packing. A big thank you to Romas, Magdalena, Renatas and all our employees for a busy, efficient quarter!
Meade are running a New Year - New Healthy You Nutribullet Competition to help you kick start a healthy new year. Win a Nutribullet to help you add lots of fruit, veg and fibre into your diet by making delicious, tasty smoothies.
To enter, simply go to our Competitions page on this website under News & Events.