Rose Cottage Fruit Farm
Rose Cottage Fruit Farm is a family run enterprise. All the home-grown berries, juices and jams are cultivated on the Phelan family farm in Mountrath, Co. Laois, where berries of every kind have been grown since 1982. It began with 4 rows of strawberries and since then they have expanded almost every year. For Michael and Mary Phelan, growing fruit & berries was a life-long passion that has since been passed down to their sons Paul and Kevin. The family run farm, which has a Bord Bia standard approval rating, produces the finest of in-season strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, gooseberries, cherries and wild plums.
With this bountiful crop, Rose Cottage Fruit Farm supplies Ballymaloe House and Cookery School and they also manufacture a range of jams and preserves that include apple & strawberry, apple and rhubarb and the ever-popular apple jelly. A selection of Rose Cottage home-made berry juices are for sale at the market stall in Limerick and Cork every weekend during the summer months and let’s not forget the ever popular self-service stand located at the farm for passing trade, with access every day during the peak season.