THE Covid lockdown hasn’t stopped an Abbeyfeale woman from seeing green shoots emerge as she builds her organic business.
Máire Griffin launched OrganiGo in late 2020, creating a range of freshly prepared and ready to eat organic vegetables produced in County Limerick.
The products are prepared by Máire and her team at her purpose-built food production facility in Abbeyfeale.
Reared on her family’s dairy farm just outside Ballybunion, Máire always had an interest in organic food and graduated from the University of Limerick with a BSc degree in Food Science and Health as well as undertaking a Masters in Food Law.
She decided to set up OrganiGo after spotting there was no “easy to go” healthy vegetable snacks available in the market here in Ireland and although the kitting out of her facility was delayed earlier this year due to the first lockdown, she is now up and running.
All of the vegetables are supplied by certified organic farms, the vegetables are then washed, spiralised into noodles rinsed again and dried before being packaged into biodegradable packaging and chilled down to four degrees before sale.
OrganiGo’s range of vegetable noodles are now available in health food shops and various Supervalu Stores in Munster.
The range which currently includes courgette, beetroot and butternut squash noodles are all packaged in fully compostable packaging and there are plans to expand the range in the next few months.
She is passionate about the reduction of her carbon footprint and hopes to have zero waste to landfill within the next three years.