Picture: Malone Fruit Farm Founders, Tom and Elizabeth Malone
In 1988, we purchased two acres of land to provide employment for our teenage family. Following the advice and support of the local Teagasc office,we decided to grow strawberries on the two acres.
The business has now grown to twelve acres and provides a wide variety of soft fruit and other products to the general public, retail,hotel and restaurant trade.
Frozen fruits are also available all year round for smoothies and desserts, jam making and jellies. These can be purchased from our Malone Farm Shop in Ballon, Co.Carlow. In 1999 we started to produce our own jams and jellies. In 2005, we constructed a purpose built kitchen and now produce a wide variety of jams, jellies, marmalades, chutneys, fruit tonics and cordials . We also have a variety of hampers and gift ideas for special occasions. You can choose from our pre-made hampers or simply make your own.
OutletsAll produce is available at the farm shop, local farmers markets and here online along with some other outlets listed below:
Stewarts Hospital Dublin(the Coach House)
Supervalu Tullow, Carlow and Stradbally.
Fruit and Veg Shops:
Wards’, Tullow, Co. Carlow
Murphys Tinahely Co. Wicklow
Carlow Farmers Market – Potato Market
Laragh – Brokagh Resource Centre Laragh
Farmleigh – Pheonix Park, Dublin