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 cold press 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.
The Harnett family have also diversified into award-winning artisan sea salt under the brand Duvillaun Fine Foods.
What They Do
Harnett's Cold-pressed Iveagh Rapeseed and Iveagh Hemp Oils , Harnett's Infused oils and salad dressings, Duvillaun Fine Foods including Duvillaun Artisan Sea Salt
2019 Blas na hEireann, Gold for Harnett's Iveagh Rapeseed Oil 2019 Highly Commended for Ulster Grocer Artisan Marketing Awards 2018 Blas na hEireann, Gold for Duvillaun Sea Salt 2018 Blas na hEireann, Bronze for Harnett's Chilli and Garlic Rapeseed Oil 2018 Food Heartland Awards, Sustainability award for Harnett's Oils 2017 The Food Awards Northern Ireland, Winner Best NI Food Producer 2017 Blas na hEireann, Bronze for Duvillaun Sea Salt 2017 Blas na hEireann, Best in Farmer' Market for Harnett's Oils 2016 Blas na hEireann, Bronze for Harnett's Lemon and Thyme Rapeseed Oil 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/Innovation2013 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 Harnett's Oils for Innovation and Best use of PGI in a dish 2018 Finalist - Food Heartland Awards Duvillaun Fine Foods for Innovation and Sustainability awards. 2018 Finalist - Made in Ireland Awards for Duvillaun Fine Foods and Harnett's Oils 2020 Blas na hEireann Bronze for Hemp oil
Where To Buy
Direct from their premises in Waringstown, St George’s Market, shops, delicatessans, farm shops and health shops. Online at www.harnettoils.com