Time to get preserving and making your own jams

So the final raspberries have been picked over the last few cold days. We are now getting the ground ready for planting in new crops for next year. On the upside, we are still picking strawberries and we will continue to have strawberries for the next few weeks although with not a whole lot of sunshine, it takes a little while longer for them to ripen in. There is still lots of time to make your own jams still or try some new recipes. For some new recipe ideas using strawberries, I found some delicious ideas on the Ballymaloe Cookery School website: http://letters.cookingisfun.ie/2009/07/04/strawberry-dreams/ . If on the other hand, you just need some advice on making your own jams and preserves over the winter then this letter on the art of jam making will give you lots of help to get you started.  Follow this link: letters.cookingisfun.ie/2010/07/31/the-art-of-jam-making/ Happy preserving!

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Newfoundland visitor comes to Waterford to help develop cranberries and blueberry intiatives

Lloyd Warford from the town of Grand Falls in Newfoundland is visiting Ireland  as part of a trade mission  for the week of 10th September. Seen here with Jimmy Kearns and Dr. Eamon Keogh of Teagasc, he will be based in Waterford and represents 10 farmers who will be developing 120 acres of cranberry bogs over the next few years and also hope to grow blueberries.

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Fruits in season and pure Wexford Honey

With the kids on holidays, there is something really satisfying and just fun about getting the whole family involved in making meals and bringing a little sunshine into your day. By the looks of our Irish weather and Summer so far, we will have to make our own sunshine indoors! So why not have a look out for fruit and vegetables that are in season and available locally to you. Bord Bia’s seasonal calender has lots of information and you can also locate your nearest farmers market too. Go to: http://www.bestinseason.ie/whats-in-season/  to see more.

Meanwhile, we currently have lots of value available on the following:

  • Our own secret recipe Kearns Fruit Farm strawberry and raspberry jam
  • Strawberries (both fresh and frozen) with great value available on fruit for jam making or bulk orders.
  • Raspberries (fresh and frozen)
  • Fresh Kildare blueberries
  • Pure Wexford Honey produced by Joe Rath of Ballycanew, Co. Wexford.
  • Fresh Wicklow (delicious!) cherries
  • Coming soon…plums

Just call us on 053-9255495 for more information on ordering and pricing.


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Fresh Irish blueberries now available

After a long wait due to our rainy Summer, the first of this year’s Irish blueberries have finally been picked and taste delicious. They are great for freezing and pack a healthy punch as they are high in antioxidants and dietary fibre as well as vitamin C amongst other things. Call now for great offers on fresh blueberries.

For some basic recipes and information, check out these websites: http://www.blueberryrecipes.org or http://www.bestinseason.ie/a-z/blueberries/




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The first pick of 2012

Today is the first pick of 2012, all we need now is some sunshine and cream!


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Jobs at Kearns Fruit Farm 2012


We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic creative workers that like a challenge and we currently recruiting for an experienced supervisor for fruit picking. Previous experience in a supervisory role is essential for this job. You must enjoy working outdoors whatever the weather, be enthusiastic about what we do as well as :

  • have fluent English
  • and an interest in, or currently studying Horticulture or food production or similar
  • You must have attention to detail, be prepared to work in a multicultural environment and have the ability to work under pressure
  • The ideal candidate should be available to start work immediately

Fruit Pickers

These vacancies have now been filled. We will advertise when there are any open vacancies again.

Fruit Packers

These vacancies have now been filled. We will advertise when there are any open vacancies again.

To apply for all the above job(s), please apply via email only to info@kearnsfruitfarm.ie.

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2012 Season at Kearns Fruit Farm

The first of the season pick is just around the corner and depending on sunshine levels, we will have our first strawberries before the end of April! We will keep you posted!

We are delighted to be currently using the Supernemos product (www.nemo.ie) on our farm as part of our efforts to keep our methods of growing and producing fruit as natural as possible. They were recently shortlisted for the Irish Times Innovation Award 2012. You can hear Mr Ciaran Walsh and Dr Abdul Al-Amidi talking about their product with some feedback from Noel on sunshine radio recently. Just click on the link to listen to the interview:


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Sunny Wexford Strawberries launched at Kearns Fruit Farm May 2011

Saturday was a great day for Wexford Strawberries!! Sunny Strawberries were born!! The launch was a success we had people attend from all over Ireland who were treated with champagne, strawberries, entertainment and tour trips around the farm to see the different methods of growing strawberries!

Thank you to everyone who attended we hope you had a great time! Check out our photos from the launch!

Sunny Wexford Strawberries launched at Kearns Fruit Farm

Sunny Wexford Strawberries launched at Kearns Fruit Farm

Pictured at the launch of Sunny Wexford Strawberries by Wexford Fruit Producers at Kearns Fruit farm Curraghgraigue Enniscorthy on Saturday,Philip Somers, Jimmy Kearns and John Mernagh, Wex. Fruit Prod, Fiona Donnellan, Peter Donnellan, Marketing Mag. Wexford Fruit Prod, John Green and Paddy Murphy, Wex. Fruit Prod.Front Row, John Browne, TD and Gov. Chief Whip Paul Kehoe, TD.

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Jim meets former Minister of State for Horticulture Ciaran Cuffe in 2010

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