Meade Potato Company has put spuds in the news this season with our recent crop of awards. At the Agribusiness Awards held on Tuesday the 8th December in the Hilton Hotel, Dublin, we were named the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Agribusiness of the Year, and were in the running as finalists for the Overall Agribusiness of the Year, as well as for the Health & Safety Award and the Sustainability Award. This was the first year of these awards designed to highlight and award the hard work that happens behind the scenes from field to fork by a wide array of agribusinesses who are all a part of the supply chain that brings the best quality of food to the plates of Irish consumers.
“We’re thrilled for our staff and our team of growers to get acknowledgement of all their efforts to ensure that we bring Irish consumers premium quality produce at all times. And we hope that everyone will come on board with us and other potato producers to recognise the valuable contribution that the spud can make to their diets – it’s unprocessed, it’s fat free, it’s versatile and we need to spread the word about that!” remarked Eleanor Meade upon winning the award.
In addition to the Agribusiness Awards, the potato won out at Meath Business Awards on the 27th November at the Newgrange Hotel in Navan, when the Meade Potato Company claimed the top prize for the Meath Business of the Year as well as the Environmental Responsibility Award. We were also shortlisted for the hotly-contested Sustainability Award at the Bord Bia Food and Drink Awards in Dublin’s Mansion House on 12th November, where a record number entered the sustainability category. The company has been focusing on sustainability with many new sustainability initiatives underway at our farm and food production facility in Lobinstown, Co. Meath, and we credit these initiatives as being a factor in our recent spate of awards.