The Happy Pear is a community. We’re all about making natural and healthy food mainstream and producing great tasting products that make it easier for people to be healthier and happier.
The Happy Pear started out as a vegetable shop in 2004 but today we’re a whole lot more. Our business now includes a family-run natural food store, offering local, organic and seasonal produce; two wholefood cafés in Greystones; a superfood sprout farm in Kilcoole; an own-label food manufacturing and distribution business, as well as a coffee roastery producing house roasted Happy Pear coffees based in Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow.
We also run frequent health education courses, most notably the Happy Heart Course (classroom and online versions), and provide talks on health, nutrition and lifestyle in workplaces and at events to inspire a healthier, happier world.
Co-founders, David and Stephen Flynn, are also authors of bestselling cookbooks The Happy Pear and The World of The Happy Pear, we also have an award-winning and significant Social Media following, and we’re part of Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube family (the largest foodie community in Europe!).
We joined the Food Academy programme in 2014 and started out by supplying our local SuperValu store in Greystones. From there we began to supply SuperValu stores in and around Dublin and throughout the rest of the country.
Working with SuperValu has been really fantastic. They are extremely supportive and nurturing and have helped us to grow and develop our business. Also, this year David and Stephen are ambassadors for SuperValu’s Good Food Karma Project, helping to get the nation cooking from scratch and eating more whole foods. Partnering with SuperValu is also helping us to achieve our vision of creating a happier and healthier world and making healthy food far more accessible.
Community is fundamental to The Happy Pear and we do our best to be a part of our local community in as many ways as possible. David and Stephen volunteer their time to provide healthy eating talks and cooking demonstrations in schools, helping children to form good habits around food from an early age. We also support numerous charities, local good causes and organisations and we offer free porridge every day in our cafes. We’re also part of the suspended coffee movement, which provides a free cup of coffee for someone who needs it in our community.