The value of edible horticulture and cereals exports from Ireland is €230m. The key crops produced by the horticulture sector in Ireland include mushrooms, potatoes, field vegetables, fruit and protected food crops. Mushrooms are a key export product with over 80% of production exported to the UK market and smaller volumes traded to France and The Netherlands. Mushroom output has grown in the last number of years and now stands at 70,000 tonnes.
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Growing, packing and marketing of mushrooms.
Growing potatoes and carrots, and packing and distributing a full range of fresh produce to customers. This includes a new prepared foods range aimed at the foodservice and catering sectors.
The farming of fresh cut herbs to the Irish market.
The cultivation of potatoes and fresh fruit, including a high dry matter potato, retaining the all-important traditional flavour the discerning Irish consumer requires.