We are The Green Bowl Company, based in Cahir, Co. Tipperary. We grow, juice and freeze wheatgrass into individual convenient shots, taking all the hassle out of juicing while still maintaining all the great benefits.
Bernard Geraghty, owner, was self-employed as an electrician, then in 2010 with the down turn of the economy, he started a two year course in organic growing. Bernard started growing organic vegetables and salads and sold to local restaurants and markets, at this time he started taking wheatgrass and experienced all the benefits. Bernard noticed the time and energy it took to juice wheatgrass every day and this is when he decided to freeze the juice. Wheatgrass needs to be taken within 20 minutes of being juiced before it starts to lose some of the vitamins and minerals and by freezing the wheatgrass, it retains all the goodness. We now sell only wheatgrass since 2013.
Since 2015, we are part of the Food Academy, which has given us great benefits and support. We have gained a better understanding of our product through the opportunity of instore tasting and SuperValu customer feedback. The experience, encouragement and opportunities provided by the Food Academy and individual SuperValu Stores has been invaluable to our business.
The business is up and we are hoping to hire new staff in the near future.