Philip and Ann Moynagh
Philip and Ann Moynagh started Corduff Organic Farm in 1999 with the main intention of producing healthy, organic and fresh food for themselves and their family. The farm quickly developed into a successful organic horticulture and beef system as it remains today. Currently there are 3 large polytunnels which are no-dig systems and there is 2 acres of field vegetables. Compost is made on the farm. A variety of vegetables are sold direct to customers via a vegetable box scheme. There is a small herd of pedigree Aberdeen Angus and Irish Moiles on the farm. Philip believes that these breeds are well suited to the heavier land as they are less likely to poach and damage the soil. A big believer in regenerative agriculture, Philip grazes the cattle in a paddock grazing system where they are moved to fresh pasture every day.
Pioneers of organic Irish vegetable production, Ann and Philip are passionate about education, and they believe in the value of showing people how to produce food in a way that works with nature rather than against it. They have welcomed over 140 WWOOFers to their farm over the years. They get immense joy and fulfilment watching people from all over the world learn first-hand the importance of local and organic food production. Philip and Ann have put up bee and bird boxes around the farm. Hedgerows are managed for biodiversity and wildlife. No chemicals are used on the land and external inputs are kept to an absolute minimum.
Corduff Organic Farm has been run by Philip & Ann Moynagh since 1999 and has been producing top quality organic vegetables ever since . Their organic potatoes, carrots and parsnips are legendary and they have been supplying to local markets and from their farm . In addition they have also peedigree Aberdeen Angus cattle and have also been breeding pedigree Irish Moiles since 2006 " 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘫𝘰𝘺𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘸𝘦 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘧𝘢𝘳𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘴 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘧𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘢𝘴 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦. 𝘞𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘬𝘪𝘥𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘵 𝘨𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘣𝘰𝘵𝘩 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘧𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘤 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘺 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘢𝘥𝘶𝘭𝘵 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦.’ This is a quote from them, and as well as having a diversity of crops and animals the farm has several important habitats . The farm also carried hives and the farm produces its own honey also. There are lost of wild areas on the farm as well as some native trees interspersing the grassland. The Moynagh's are a great example of how a thriving sustainable organic production system works with nature and how both benefit .
Nominator: Johh Brennan, Manager, Leitrim Organic Farmers Coop