In the Short and Sweet section of the magazine, we often feature companies who inspire us … and our recently-released Winter 2022 issue was no exception. Our publisher Paul Congdon reflects on the unparalleled excellence of The Organic Trust, Ireland’s premier organic certification organisation. Keep reading to enjoy the full piece!
Trust The Organic Trust
Make The Move To Organic
By Paul Congdon
The Organic Trust is Ireland’s premier organic certification organisation and is an acknowledged centre of excellence due to the broad range of organic technical expertise available to their members.
They have an unrivalled reputation for standards of excellence in the provision of services; in the friendly and approachable relationship which they nurture with their members and in the rigorous application of the prevailing organic standards. Put simply, the Organic Trust upholds the integrity of organic food.
As a guide, the website is easy to navigate and gives the consumer a one-stop shop for all things organic in many of the main sectors, including health and beauty, growers, importers, distributors and many more.
The Organic Farming Scheme (OFS) provides financial assistance to Organic Farmers through the Department of Agriculture, Food and The Marine (DAFM).
Commenting on the scheme recently, The Organic Trust’s CEO, Stephen Connolly, said: “We want people to come into organics for the right reasons of sustainability. We want them to come in because they are organically minded. But once people see the benefits…it becomes a bit of a no-brainer.”
I personally love the personal feel of attending an organic market, the hands-on feel you get of the produce, the smells and the banter at the stalls, that personal touch as you engage with the people growing food on our land and the love in their eyes for what they do.
So, over the coming winter months feel free to engage and connect with local farmers in your area and support their love of home-grown seasonal food. And if you need a guide, look no further than The Organic Trust as a resource.