2019 has been an busy year on the Farm, with the launch of our new Online Shop, moving our products to more environmentally-friendly packaging, and now the exciting news that Tracy Hamilton, Director and Co-Founder of Mash Direct, has been awarded an MBE in the 2020 New Year’s Honours list for her services to the Northern Ireland Agri-Food Sector.
The award was made in recognition for Tracy’s unwavering commitment growing and developing food and drink companies across Northern Ireland as well as championing diversification and diversity in Agri-Food.
Speaking about her award, Tracy said “This is an incredible honour, I am in total disbelief. I feel very fortunate to be recognised and feel that this award belongs to the Northern Irish Agri-Food Sector as a whole and the incredible enthusiasm and hard work of all involved.”
See the full list of awards here.
We are committed to delivering sustainable foods from our Farm to your plate. In 2019 we removed 240 tonnes of black plastic from the food system and we are committed to reducing food waste in 2020.
In January 2019, we worked with Veg Power and ITV to promote a healthy eating initiative for children to help combat childhood obesity. We were the driving force behind communicating this campaign in Northern Ireland and worked with hundreds of schools across the country to encourage children to eat more vegetables.
We also actively supported and sponsored over 30 local charities, organisation and community groups to name a few:
Andrew's Memorial Primary School
Ballygowan Community Preschool
Comber Earlies Soap Box Race
International Track & Field Meeting
Killinchy Afterschool Club
Killinchy Primary School
Lough View Integrated Primary School
Millisle Primary School
Royal Victoria Hospital ICU
Saintfield Primary School
St. Mary's Primary School, Comber