The Redmond Family Farm in Craanford, County Wexford, is approximately five miles outside the market town of Gorey and supplies much of the beef, salads, and vegetables used in the hotels.
Redmond’s currently supply a large portion of their hand-reared beef and naturally grown, pesticide-free vegetables and salads to both hotels. All beef eaten in a Redmond hotel is supplied by the Redmond Family Farm.
On the farmland in the parish of Craanford, some 1000 head of free-range, grass-fed Angus Beef cattle are being reared. “For us, provenance is key,” says Tommy Redmond. “Customers need to know the origin of the excellent quality of food we have on offer. It’s an exciting project and one we are very proud of.”
Farm produce is delivered on a daily to the hotels. The phrase ‘farm to fork’ really applies to Redmond Hotels. It isn’t unusual for us to pick in the morning, deliver to the hotels to have it plated and served that evening.
“Many times, I have been working in the field to receive an email order for ten heads of Cos Lettuce,” said farm manager Michael. “It can be out of the ground and down to the hotel within 20 minutes, so it really is farm gate to hotel plate.”
“Quality across the board is vitally important,” he says. “Menu variety, premium flavours, and honesty in the food, allowing the ingredients and meal to speak for themselves are key for us. Whether it is a mixed leaf salad, an a-la-carte main dish or fresh pastry – [you notice] the taste of fresh, Irish, nutritious and delicious farm ingredients.”
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