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Gilfresh Receive Support for Growth

March 16, 2023

Gilfresh PrEuropean regional Development Fundoduce is in receipt of a grant for Selective Financial Assistance from Invest NI for a capital project.  This project is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme 2014-2020.

Gilfresh Produce bringing ‘Fresh Value’ to the market with Aldi Ireland

March 9, 2023

Gilfresh Produce, leading vegetable growers and producers based in Co. Armagh are delighted to have extended their portfolio of prepared vegetable products through the launch of their brand new ‘Fresh Value’ range which is available now in Aldi Ireland stores.

The first line in the new ‘Fresh Value’ range to launch in Aldi Ireland is the Rainbow Vegetable Stir Fry – a colourful mix of carrot, cabbage, onion, leek, peppers and sweetcorn, which is all prepared and ready to be cooked to make a tasty, healthy stir-fry dinner, in less than 6 minutes.

The ‘Fresh Value’ range was developed as Gilfresh Produce was keen to respond to the current cost of living crisis which is presenting ongoing challenges for consumers. As household budgets continue to be squeezed, the Gilfresh ‘Fresh Value’ Range offers consumers fresh produce mealtime solutions that deliver on quality as well as on value, something which is so important in today’s market.

The launch of the new ‘Fresh Value’ range into Aldi Ireland is in addition to the existing Gilfresh Produce Prepared Vegetable Range already stocked by the retailer, which includes lines such as the Gilfresh Produce Cut Soup Vegetables, Shredded Green Cabbage and their Carrot, Cauliflower and Broccoli Mix.

Matthew Johnston, Account Executive with Gilfresh Produce commented, “Gilfresh Produce is delighted to launch our new ‘Fresh Value’ range in Aldi Ireland stores. The addition of the ‘Fresh Value’ range to our portfolio of products comes at the ideal time for consumers who are feeling their budgets being squeezed due to the rising cost of living. Our new ‘Fresh Value Rainbow Vegetable Stir-Fry’ offers consumers an affordable option to ensure they are still enjoying healthy, quality, fresh local produce.”

Look out for the Gilfresh Fresh Value Rainbow Vegetable Stir-Fry available in Aldi Stores across Ireland now.

CAFRE Students Visit Gilfresh

March 1, 2023





We were delighted to welcome a group of CAFRE students along with their lecturers to our site last week.

Our Head of Sustainability and Innovation, Elaine Neill and General Manager, William Guindi met with the students to give them an overview of our business. They also shared with the students some of the challenges facing the agri-food industry at present and highlighted the opportunities that exist for businesses in achieving net zero.

We are really delighted to see CAFRE including sustainability within their degree programmes as it is such an important issue for our industry today and one which we are very committed to here at Gilfresh Produce.

Wishing all the students the best of luck with the remainder of the studies and future careers.

Guest Lecturing at Queen’s University

February 14, 2023

Our Head of Sustainability and Innovation, Elaine Neill was delighted to attend Queen’s University in Belfast recently to deliver a guest lecture to Level 1 Food Science & Nutrition students as part of their Sustainable Food Systems module.
Here at Gilfresh Produce Sustainability is one of our core values and central to everything that we do, so it was great to help raise awareness of the work that we are doing here to reduce our impact on the environment.
We hope that the students all enjoyed the session and will take away some learnings that will help in their course and future careers within the food industry.

Gilfresh Produce Recruitment Day

February 13, 2023

Gilfresh Produce are holding a Recruitment Day:
📆 Wednesday 15th February 2023
📍 Portadown Town Hall
⏰ 3:30pm – 7:00pm
The company currently has opportunities for process operatives, line leaders and machine operatives to join the team based at the company’s headquarters in Loughgall.
Our Recruitment Day is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in working in the Food Manufacturing Industry to come along, meet the team and find out more about what the roles involve. Hope to see you there!

Gilfresh Produce ‘Grows’ Range with Aldi Ireland

January 31, 2023

Matthew Johnston, Account Executive with Gilfresh Produce launching the new Gilfresh lines which are now being stocked by Aldi Ireland.

Gilfresh Produce, leading vegetable growers and producers based in Co. Armagh are delighted to have extended their product range with ALDI Ireland. The range of Gilfresh lines stocked in Aldi Ireland stores now includes Gilfresh Produce Cut Soup Vegetables, Shredded Green Cabbage and their Carrot, Cauliflower and Broccoli Mix.

The new lines which are now being listed by Aldi Ireland are in addition to the Gilfresh Produce Vegetable Stir-Fry, Oriental Stir-Fry, Carrot Batons, Vegetable Fajita Kit and Vegetable Spice Bag kit which were already being stocked by the retailer.

The Gilfresh Produce range of freshly prepared vegetables are produced at the company’s base in Loughgall using the finest quality, freshest ingredients. The range offers the ideal solution for people with busy lifestyles who strive to get their 5 portions of fruit and vegetables every day. All the peeling, chopping and dicing is done for you and the produce is ready to cook. It couldn’t be easier.

Matthew Johnston, Account Executive with Gilfresh Produce commented, “Since we started supplying Aldi in May 2022 we are delighted that the relationship has grown from strength to strength. We are delighted to be able to bring a wider range of Gilfresh products to Aldi Ireland customers through these new listings and hope to continue to grow our business with Aldi Ireland further in the future.”

Look out for the range of Gilfresh Produce prepared vegetable range in Aldi Stores across Ireland now.

Gilfresh Produce Featuring on UTV’s ‘Rare Breed – A Farming Year’

UTV’s Rare Breed is back on our screens and Gilfresh Produce is delighted to be featured in this series.

‘Rare Breed – A Farming Year’ is a documentary which charts the reality of farming in the 21st century in Northern Ireland, giving a unique insight into one of Northern Ireland’s largest and oldest industries.

The team from Rare Breed followed William Gilpin (owner) and Richard Gilpin (Head of Farm Operations) from Gilfresh during 2022 as they worked with the team here to grow and produce vegetables for a wide a range of customers across the island of Ireland including retailers, wholesalers and food producers.

The first episode, which aired on 19th January 2023, visited Gilfresh Produce in January 2022 when the team was busy harvesting savoy cabbages, some of which actually made their way to customers in Spain.

As the series progresses the show will feature many highlights and challenges which the team at Gilfresh face across a typical year to grow and produce the highest quality vegetables.

Be sure to tune into UTV every Thursday night at 8.30pm to see what Gilfresh and the other eleven featured farms are getting up to from month to month.

You can also catch up on the series if you missed any episodes – just click here.

Get the New Year off to a Healthy Start with Gilfresh Prepared Veg

January 4, 2023

If you are planning on a healthy new year be sure to check out the Gilfresh Produce range of prepared vegetables.

There is no more convenient way to get your five a day than with our prepared veg range – all the peeling, washing, dicing and slicing is done for you. You simply have to cook them – the perfect way for those with busy schedules to get on track with a healthy diet in this new year.

The Gilfresh Produce Prepared Vegetable Range includes the following lines:

  • Diced Carrot & Turnip
  • Carrot Batons
  • Sliced Carrots
  • Carrot, Cauliflower & Broccoli
  • Vegetable Medley (Broccoli, Carrot, Mange Tout, Baby Corn)
  • Broccoli Florets
  • Broccoli & Cauliflower Florets
  • Sliced Leeks
  • Cut Soup Vegetables
  • Shredded Cabbage
  • Vegetable Stir-Fry
  • Oriental Stir-Fry
  • Vegetable Spice Bag
  • Vegetable Fajita Mix

Where can I buy the Gilfresh Prepared Vegetables?

Selected lines from the Gilfresh Prepared Veg is available now from various leading local retailers including:

  • ASDA
  • ALDI
  • Dunnes Stores
  • Eurospar
  • Spar
  • Vivo Essentials
  • Vivo Extra
  • Mace
  • Centra
  • Supervalu
  • Tesco
  • Lidl

 Gilfresh Produce Christmas Video

December 16, 2022

Our staff pulled out all the stops to take part in our Christmas video this week.
Well done to all of our fabulous team for entering into the festive spirit during one of our busiest seasons of the year as we work to get the festive vegetables harvested, packed and despatched to our customers.
We hope you enjoy watching!
Happy Christmas Everyone.
To view the video check out our social media pages – links below:

Gilfresh ‘Digg Deep for Kids’

December 12, 2022

We had a great day at our Christmas Jumper Day and Bun Party on Friday 9th December 2022. Our staff were all looking rather festive in their Christmas knits – and we even had a visit from Mrs. Claus herself . Our team are all set for a busy two weeks ahead getting all the festive favourite vegetables to our customers in time for Christmas Dinner sogreat to come together today before the madness of the Christmas rush sets in.
We were delighted to have raised £405 for Digg Mama’s Digg Deep For Kids campaign . Digg Deep for Kids is a campaign that raises money to support charities in need at Christmas. This year the charities that the campaign is supporting are Save the Children, Cash for Kids, and Saint Vincent de Paul.
The ‘Digg Deep for Kids’ team spend the money raised with local businesses where possible to get the charities items that they need to help support families in need at Christmas. The ‘Digg Deep for Kids’ team work with people who are active on and have influence on social media to help them to get as much for the money as possible.
Thank-you to all our staff and everyone who so generously donated towards our fundraising.