Thursday 28th March 2013
2FM’s Breakfast with Hector broadcasted live from Keelings’ strawberry glasshouse on Friday 22nd March from 7-9am to highlight Keelings as a successful 100% family owned Irish company with over 1,400 employees. Hector learned about the strawberry growing process and checked on the likely arrival date of the first Keeling’s Irish strawberry of the year.
Hector also found out the history of the company (now run by the third generation of the family) through chatting with father and son Joe and David Keeling. Aveen Bannon, Keelings’ Nutritionist was also on hand to share the nutritional benefits of strawberries with Hector. Aveen mentioned how, “Strawberries are high in fibre and relatively low in sugar, a great source of vitamin C, fibre, potassium and phytochemicals”.
The Keeling family’s expertise in growing dates back to 1896 when the family worked a farm in the Donabate area of County Dublin. The current farm was established in 1926 and in the 1930s Keelings began growing fruits and salads and supplying them to the local Dublin markets. With such a long history of growing, Keelings look forward to sharing their knowledge, passion and love for healthy produce with you and your family.