Teresa O’Hare, Orchard Acre Farm, Co Fermanagh was the recipient of the Green Small Organisation of the Year award at the 2016 Green Business Awards ceremony in Dublin.
Teresa O’Hare and her Orchard Acre Farm share a lot in common with ‘River Cottage’ of the Channel 4 series. Both have inspirational people at the helm – growing food, cooking it and sharing the skills while having fun in the process. Teresa does this through a range of courses and events at her Fermanagh eco-tourism facility that even include hosting alternative hen parties. She has given numerous gardening talks including one in Monaghan to the Monaghan GIY Group. Her centre’s productive and attractive gardens and stunning eco barn are located between Lisnarick and Irvinestown, on the Kingfisher Cycle Trail, minutes from scenic Lough Erne and Enniskillen.
Orchard Acre Farm has won numerous awards – three of them in less than a year. On Thursday, 14 April last before an audience of almost 500 leading industry professionals at the Green Business Awards Ceremony in Dublin, Teresa was the recipient of the Green Small Organisation of the Year award. Talking about her most recent award a very jubilant Teresa said; “Thanks is due to my family and the whole farm team that we are simply the best small Green business in Ireland. We all take great pride in offering a high standard of events, classes and demo’s, in cookery, food growing and craft all year round, whilst caring for the natural world around us.”
Teresa continued; “Not everybody chooses to come here because of our Eco credentials. They come because we meet their needs, such as bespoke training, a unique venue and gorgeous, simply presented fresh food. When they get here they can experience how being a Green Business is good for them and the environment , good for social fabric of our local community and good for the financial stability of the farm.”
The farm ethos is totally inclusive. Events and classes suit individuals, families and groups and the facility is fully wheelchair accessible. The destination is listed as one of Northern Ireland’s Tourism’s Great Days Out. Further details on Orchard Acre Farm are available at http://www.orhchardacrefarm.co.uk. Tel 048 6862 1066.
The barn and garden at Orchard Acre Farm