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McCormack Family Farms

Membership Status:

Approved until 31 May 2022

Sector:

Horticulture

About the company

A second-generation farming enterprise based in Co. Meath, McCormack Family Farms has been growing, packing and distributing fresh produce for nearly 40 years.

Eddie McCormack started selling fresh produce on behalf of Warrenstown Agricultural Collage at the historic Dublin Fruit Market in Smithfield before he decided to grow his own. It all started in 1984 on a small field at the back of Eddie’s house in Kiltale. That year Eddie became the very first commercial grower of iceberg lettuce and everything he did from then onwards was with one idea in mind: to grow locally what traditionally had been imported.

Today, McCormack Family Farms are the largest grower of baby salad leaves in Ireland and also specialise in fresh cut herbs, microgreens and edible flowers to retail, foodservice, and manufacturing channels.


Key Sustainability Commitments

McCormack Family Farms ethos is to supply the freshest, best quality produce and replace imports with home grown baby leaf salads and herbs where possible. The company is committed to the continuous, sustainable increase of Irish grown produce supplied to the market.

Committed to Packaging Reduction:

McCormack Family Farms set several targets to minimise their environmental impact. The company is actively exploring recyclable and compostable packaging options. We are committed to reducing the amount of plastic packaging used by 15% by 2025.

Focus on Social Sustainability:

The company supports two local GAA clubs and several charities in the local area and is committed to increasing our donations and support by 10%. McCormack Family Farms actively supports an annual collection for Meath Feeding the Homeless in cooperation with local businesses and schools.


Committed to Manufacturing Sustainability:

McCormack Family Farms set out initiatives around energy, waste and water management to drive efficiencies and reduce the environmental impact.

As part of our sustainability plan, we have committed to achieving 12% energy savings, reduce waste generated on site by 15% and reduce water usage by 10%.