Derry Villa Blueberry Farm
No pesticides are used at Derryvilla and the farm, which is managed by Nuala O'Donoghue. Each year begins with hand pruning the bushes and cutting the grasses; they then flower in May and by mid-July, weather permitting, handpicking begins, with pick-yourown visitors joining regular pickers in July and August.
Most of our delicious, naturally grown berries and the products made with them - a tangy blueberry tonic and preserves (both of which are out-sourced to other artisan food producers) - are supplied directly to fruit traders and selected retailers, or sold at Solas Farmers Market.
Widely recognised as a 'superfood', blueberries have more antioxidants than most other fruits and vegetables; these delicious and versatile fruits are very familiar to Irish consumers and (thanks to imports) seen as an all year product.