Hogan’s Farm Fresh Irish Turkey wins awards at Blas na hÈireann and Irish Quality Food Awards 2019.
When you enter food awards there are a number of thoughts running through your head and winning is the last thing you think of initially. Of course you hope that you are in with a chance , otherwise what’s the point, right?!
But first for us you initially think ..did I keep enough turkeys by in the hopes that you have enough to enter ( always helps to keep a few by just incase!). Then you have to handprepare the samples exactly like you do with any and all our Christmas turkey orders. But as any farmer will tell you , no two animals are the same , so you hope that the fresh turkey your submitting not only tastes delicious , but is as moist and tender as we hope a hogans farm turkey should be. You also pray that the person cooking follows the instructions and not overcook the turkey!
We rear and produce fresh Irish Turkey products exclusively for retailers especially at Christmas time and we were so thrilled to pick up three awards for such products at this year’s various Irish food awards .
Picking up Silver in this year’s Blas na hÈireann food awards in Dingle for Dunnes Stores Simply Better Bronze Turkey Crown with Apricot and Clemintine stuffing. This particular product is a strong favourite amongst customers and fellow judges having picked up prestigous gold awards in previous food awards throughout the years.
We won two awards at this years Irish Quality Food Awards for Dunnes Stores also.
For Simply Better again , this time for the Bronze Butter Basted Turkey Breast Joint picking up the Gold award in the very competitive fresh poultry category. A second gold was also won on the night for Christmas Q – Turkey category for Dunnes Stores Free Range Fresh Irish Reared Turkey Crown with sage and onion stuffing, the only product to be recognised and awarded in it’s category.
All these turkeys are reared by us and handprepared on site by our team of butchers and so we were so thrilled that the judges felt that these products should be recognised and awarded .
To pick up these award winning products this Christmas , you need to go into your local Dunnes Stores Food hall and they will be available in stores from December 20th.back