Gorse Farm is a certified Organic market garden, located in Bunclody on the Carlow-Wexford border. The market garden is run by Jenny Watkins and Janet Power, both nature enthusiasts with a passion for healthy natural foods.
We specialise in supplying leafy greens, particularly salad greens to Supervalus and restaurants across Wexford. We dedicate the remaining portion of our farm to tree-planting, hedgerows, flowers and re-wilding.
“low-energy inputs with high-energy outputs”
We believe small-scale Organic farming offers an opportunity to return to a nature-centred approach to land managment & food production. This is a non-intensive way of producing food for the local community with low-energy inputs with high-energy outputs.
This ethos is at the core of Gorse Farm as it encompasses a holistic approach to healthy food production, land management and care of the environment.
The project began in January 2016 with the planting of more than 400 trees as a shelterbelt. By summer 2016 two 120m2 polytunnels were constructed and a few months later Gorse Farm produce was on the shelves in local Supervalu’s in Wexford. Two more polytunnels were added the following year allowing us to meet the local demand.
Every year we have planted more hedgerows and trees and in spring 2022 we decided to re-wild a portion of the farm. We look forward to sharing our experience of this project over teh coming years