Meade Farm has announced it has scooped three Gold Awards for its Meade Farm Fresh Skinny Chips, Fresh Chunky Chips and Potato Starch, as well as a Silver Award for its White Potatoes, at this year's Irish Quality Food & Drink Awards (IQFA).
In addition, its Potato Starch won Foodservice Product of the Year.
'This new product offers Irish customers the opportunity to use an Irish-made, gluten-free thickening, binding and baking agent for the first time,' the company explained.
'It is more efficient than corn starch when used as a thickener and gives fried foods a light, crispy texture and baked goods a light, fluffy texture. This product is one of the most versatile gluten-free additions to the pantry,' it added.
Family Run Business
Philip Meade Sr. first began selling potatoes in the towns around Meath and Louth in 1977.
Meade Potato Company was incorporated in 1982 by Philip and his late wife Emily.
Over the years, the family run business has grown from a small potato supplier to local shops to a grower, packer and distributor to retailers nationwide.
Meade Farm noted that sustainability is a driving force behind its new product development as it seeks to utilise its potato crops as fully as possible.
The agribusiness also grows, packs and distributes a wide range of salads, fruits and vegetables from its farm and production facility at Meath.