The National Organic Awards

The National Organic Awards are run every second year by Bord Bia in association with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. The MC for this year’s event was journalist and broadcaster, Helen Carroll and the Awards were presented by Minister of State for the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Andrew Doyle TD.

Following rigorous judging of over 200 entries, six organic food companies were selected as overall category winners. The event marked a true celebration of the best of Irish Organic food as a wide selection of produce from all over the country was represented on the winning stage. Awards were presented in categories including foodservice, retail, direct sales, innovation and export and a new category to the competition this year – The Business in the Community Award.

Here are the winners of the 2018 National Organic Awards

Chefs Choice Award


Riversfield Organic Farm Cherry Tomato Mix – Callan, Co. Kilkenny

Retail Award

Irish Country Meats Good Herdsmen Organic Half Leg of Lamb – Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

New & Innovative Product Award

Beechlawn Organic Farm Curly Kale in compostable bio bag – Ballinasloe Co. Galway



Direct Selling Award

Highbank Organic Orchards & Distillery Sack No. 3 Pommeau vintage 2016 – Cuffesgrange, Co. Kilkenny


Export Award

The Little Milk Company Organic Cashel Blue – Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, (Tipperary)

Buisness In The Community Award

Slí Eile Housing Community Organic Farm – Mallow, Co. Cork