Northern Ireland has the ideal conditions for growing oilseeds. The Harnett family know that. That’s why the fields on their County Down farm are worthy of a Van Gogh painting when the crops are in flower. They grow oilseed rape and hemp, then coldpress them and bottle them all on site.
These golden-hued bottles of loveliness are so healthy it (doesn’t) hurt. We’re talking oodles of Essential Fatty Acids in the perfect ratio for the human metabolism as well as vital vitamins and terrifi c trace elements.
Usually things that are so good for you don’t tend to taste that great (wheatgrass shots, anyone?). Happily these are as nyummy (OK I made up that word, it’s more of a sound) as they are nutritious. Mix up a salad dressing, use the hemp oil as a dip and cook and marinade with the rapeseed oil.They can be used in a wide range of ways; as salad dressings or dips for the hemp oil and as a quality cooking oil or marinades for the rapeseed oil.
They’re also working on linseed and sunflower oils. Can’t wait!
What They Do
Cold-pressed rapeseed and hemp oils. Infused oils and salad dressings
2016 Food Heartland Awards, Sustainability Award 2015 Great British Farm Produce Awards, Runner-up for Harnett’s Rapeseed Oil 2014 Blas na hEireann, Gold for Harnett’s Rapeseed Oil 2014 Great Taste Awards, Gold Star for Harnett’s Rapeseed Oil 2013 Blas na hEireann, Best in Farmer’s Market, AIB Diversification Award and Bronze for Harnett’s Rapeseed Oil 2013 WIBNI, Highly Commended for Entrepreneurship/Innovation 2013 Finalist - WIBNI Young Business Woman of the Year 2013 Finalist - Good Food Ireland Producer of the Year 2015 Finalist - Blas na hEireann for Harnett’s Orange and Rosemary Rapeseed Oil 2016 Finalist - Food Heartland Awards for Innovation 2016 Finalist – Food Heartland Awards for Best use of a PGI in a dish 2016 Finalist - Blas na hEireann for Duvillaun Dubh Sea Salt 2017 Finalist – The Food Awards Northern Ireland 2017 for Best Northern Irish Food Producer
Where To Buy
Direct from our premises in Waringstown, St George’s Market, Local butchers, delicatessens, farm shops and health shops. Online at harnettoils.co.uk