Nurney Farm

Deirdre O'Sullivan & Norman Kenny

Nurney Farm Ltd, Nurney House, Carbury, Co. Kildare

We have been organic farming our 12.5 ha since 1990. We grow a wide range of crops for our market stalls, some wholesaling and supplying other market stalls. The work on the farm involves everything in the production of the crops from sowing the seeds to harvesting and preparing for markets. There will also be an opportunity to work on our stalls and gain valuable market experience. One of us is always at work on the farm and available to demonstrate or ask questions. The area under vegetables is approx. 7.5 ha as we have to follow a 4 year rotation. We also grow our own wheat to feed our 350 laying hens. We use the 1000 m2 of tunnels for cucumbers, tomatoes and salads and also for propagation.  The plan in 2017 is to build a 1500 m2 glasshouse for early and late crop production. Where possible the field work is mechanised as much as possible, although there is still a lot of hand work. 

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