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The Merry Mill of Co. Laois wins an EU Organic Award

The Merry Mill, Ireland's first organic gluten-free oat mill has won an EU Organic Award for 2023 in the category 'Best organic food processing SME'.

The Merry Mill, Co. Laois
Kevin and Jenny Scully of The Merry Mill

The family-run organic farm in Co. Laois produces a range of organic gluten-free foods in a closed-loop system on their organic farm. They built the gluten-free oat mill in order to manage the whole process from start to finish to ensure no cross contamination of other grains occurs.

The European Commission unveiled the eight winners of the second edition of the EU Organic Awards at an award ceremony on 25 September. The awards recognise excellence along the European organic value chain. The EU Organic Awards also mark the celebration of the EU Organic Day (23 September) launched by the European Parliament, the Council, and the European Commission in 2021.

This year, a pool of close to 100 applications from all over Europe were received, with 24 shortlisted candidates selected from 11 EU countries. The EU Organic Awards scheme comprises 7 categories and 8 individual awards. They acknowledge excellent, innovative, sustainable and inspiring projects producing real added value for organic production and consumption.

The awards are jointly organised by the European Commission, the European Economic and Social Committee, the European Committee of the Regions, COPA-COGECA and IFOAM Organics Europe, with the support of the European Parliament and the Council.

More information:

European Commission press release