Finnegan’s pride themselves in the impeccable quality of their finished products. However, this does not happen by chance. A lot of time is spent behind the scenes to ensure these products are as fresh as possible when they reach the supermarket shelves. Whether it be Joe monitoring the crops in the ground, or Paul standing on the grading table, it is Finnegan’s mission to produce an end product that is of the highest standard.
Finnegan’s have always endeavoured to protect the environment by adapting appropriate farming techniques. Our sustainable approach to farming is economically viable, environmentally sound and socially beneficial making it work for us, the land and the community. Our aim is to produce healthy food without compromising our future generation’s ability to do likewise. We are passionate about providing a socially conscious potato meal solution made with 100% authenticity and credibility.
We have recently installed our own water treatment plant. Using water from our own well, we recycle 80% of our water on-site with only 20% of it disposed by filtration. Our current aim is to decrease our overall water consumption by achieving a 90% recycle rate in the foreseeable future.
This year our target was to introduce a Biodiversity initiative among our farming operations. We inserted numerous beehives into our Oil Seed Rape fields with our aim being to increase the number of natural pollinators by protecting and maintaining their natural habitats.
Our 200 beef suckler herd are complimentary to the existing enterprise as they turn otherwise non-saleable potatoes into a highly sought after commodity i.e. Irish beef. They also reduce our waste and in turn reduce our disposal costs. We also boast the fact that we own every step of the potato process. We have full traceability and can stand by our products 100%. From planting, digging, washing, cooking, prepping and delivering and of course recycling the leftover feed to our animals.
Finnegan’s “go-green” perspective increases the efficiency of our system and reduces our waste by managing the food chain appropriately.
Finnegan’s actively support their community by sponsorship of events and activities that promote a healthy lifestyle. The Finnegan family have been involved in the GAA circles in Meath for generations with both Paul and Joe managing underage teams and organising fundraising events. As well as sponsoring the club, we also use our own machinery to maintain the club pitches. We also provide our healthy potato products to the homeless through the Pizza Club and donating to local soup kitchens.
We feel that education is key for the sustainability of our future generation. As a result we offer regular school tours on site to provide children with a hands on opportunity to see where their food actually comes from. Along with our annual FarmFest which we run annually, we open up our farm to allow the children to “Dig Their Dinner” and get their hands dirty. We also donate seed potatoes to local schools and educate them on how to grow their own produce in their school garden.