Acton House Farm

Acton House Farm is run by John Best and his family, it is an arable and beef farm and is 480 hectares in total. The farm has been in the Best family for four generations, since John's great Grandfather bought it in 1921. At that time it was primarily a pig and beef farm. Today,…

Broughgammon Farm

Broughgammon Farm are obsessed with providing the best quality, tastiest produce fresh from our small farm in Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland. We set up the farm back in 2011, when we saw that a majority of male kid goats born to the dairy industry were being put down at birth. This seemed such an unnecessary…

Hillstown Farm

At Hillstown Farm Shop we sell home produced great tasting dry aged beef, lamb,rare breed pork and free range chickens and eggs. Hillstown Farm Shop also have local fruit and veg, buns,cakes and sauces to compliment any meal. For this year's Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend we are excited to bring you the following;…

Laurel View Farm

Laurel View Farm is an experienced Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend host, having taken part since 2012. Meet & find out more about our animals! Games & quizzes for kids. Delicious Irish Moilie Burgers available Stalls selling Country produce. SUNDAY ONLY Countryside skills demonstrations Pony rides available   What activities do you have planned…

Armagh Apple Farm

Armagh Apple Farm is owned by Philip and Helen Troughton of Ballinteggart House, Drumnasoo Road, Portadown. Makers of award-winning cider and apple juice, this year they are celebrating their 13th year in business, and 8th Open Farm Weekend! The Troughton family have been growing apples at Ballinteggart for four generations and is the home to…

CAFRE Greenmount

CAFRE Greenmount Campus is the centre of all things green – that’s agricultural, horticultural and environmental. The 200 hectares around the campus is used for arable, dairying and lowland beef farming. The dairy unit milks 200 cows with a 40 point parlour. This unit incorporates the newest technologies in comfort housing and cow handling, waste management…

Long Meadow Farm

Thanks so much to Long Meadow Cider for joining us again as regular hosts for Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend! This popular, family-run apple juice and cider company which is located on the outskirts of Portadown returns to offer yet another family fun-packed weekend. The McKeever family have been growing apples at Long Meadow…

Leg Of Lamb

Difficulty Medium Preparation Time 20 Mins Cooking Time 90 Mins Servings 2 Main Ingredients 1 bunch mint 1 bulb garlic 2kg leg of lamb Maldon sea salt Black pepper Rapeseed oil Main Instructions There are many interpretations for roast leg of lamb, Heston Blumental does his with anchovies, Jamie prepares his with rosemary and my…

Crispy Pork Belly

This recipe was provided by the Head Chef at The Moody Boar Restaurant in County Armagh. Difficulty Easy Preparation Time 2 Hours Cooking Time 8 Hours Servings 8 Main Ingredients 1/2 Pinkertons pork belly, skin left on 1 large black pudding sausage, thinly sliced 250g breadcrumbs (to pane) 1 onion 2 carrots 2 celery sticks…

Potato Cake

This dish was demonstrated by Paula McIntrye at the Northern Ireland Potato Festival on Saturday 3rd October. Difficulty Medium Preparation Time 10 Minutes Cooking Time 40 Minutes Servings 6 Main Ingredients 200g soft butter 150g castor sugar 4 eggs 350g cold mashed potato 150g self raising flour 50 ground almonds ¼ teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon…