A selection of our awards and press coverage of Second Nature Oils
Second Nature Oils is inspected and certified by the Organic Trust.
National Organic Awards
The national organic awards, organized by bord bia in association with the department of agriculture, fisheries and food, are recognised as an important feature of the organic food and drink industry. The awards are a celebration of the achievements of Irish organic food and drink growers and manufacturers.
Best Overall Organic Product: Happy Heart Organic Garlic Infused Rapeseed Oil – From Second Nature Oils, Kilkenny
Best Organic Grocery: Happy Heart Organic Garlic Infused Rapeseed Oil – From Second Nature Oils, Kilkenny
Most Sustainable Organic Product: Happy Heart Organic Rapeseed Oil – From Second Nature Oils, Kilkenny
The Bridgestone Guides describe and direct you to the finest Irish places and products whose excellence has earned them the right to be featured. The Guides are independently and critically assessed by named reviewers, and feature the best of the best of Ireland.
‘Best in Ireland’ means exactly was it says on the plaque, and if you see an up-to-date plaque displayed by an establishment, it is your guarantee that the people involved are providing the very best.
“Since I have begun to use the oils in my cooking, I haven’t looked at a bottle of imported olive oil. I drizzle Kitty Colchester’s Happy Heart Oil over vegetables and use it as the base of salad dressings… If the basis of our cooking stems from locally produced, health-giving oils, then food can truly become our medicine.”
John McKenna – Bridgestone Guides.
The European Community of Cooks, is a pan-European organisation representing over 3,500 chefs, with national branches in many European countries. The organisation was established in Brussels in 1986 by Belgian chef Pierre Romeyer of Le Maison de Bouche, a well-known three star Michelin restaurant.
The initiative stemmed from concerns about a potential threat to culinary traditions and food quality in the face of increasing European legislation and open markets.
JFC Innovation Award for Rural Business is organised by Teagasc and the Department of Agriculture. The aim of the competition is to motivate individuals to take an innovative approach to new business and help them turn their business idea into reality.
The awards highlight excellent ideas that rural entrepreneurs and farmers have used to set up new businesses.
2011 State Dinner in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
The Presidential seal of approval was added to Second Nature’s accolades in 2011, when their rapeseed oil was one of the special products selected by Executive Chef, Ross Lewis of Chapter One Restaurant, for a menu that showcased the best of Irish produce at the wonderful State Dinner at Dublin Castle, hosted by The President of Ireland Mary McAleese and Dr. Martin McAleese in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh on the occasion of their first state visit to Ireland.
- Advertiser – Kilkenny Companies Scoop Awards
- Country Living – When Success is Second Nature
- Irish Country Maagazine – Second Nature
- Irish Examiner – Kitty Strikes Oil
- Irish Farmer Monthly – Original Organics
- Irish Independent – Drumeen Produce Local Alternative To Imported Olive Oils
- Irish Times Magazine – A Slick of Green Gold
- Kilkenny People – Happy Heart
- Kilkenny People – Oil Fit For A Queen
- Kilkenny People – Signs of Green Shoots
- Marble City Health – The Joy and Heartache of Organic Farming
- Sunday Times – Food
- Sunday Times – Homemade Careers
- WMB Magazine – Women Who Launch