Danny Keane

Address: Ballinruan, Co. Clare

Danny Keane sells vegetables, which he grows in Ballinruan, a few miles from Ennis.

Danny has two large poly tunnels sited on his half-acre plot. He reckons it’s possible to making a living from an acre of less as long as you get your production methods right. According to Danny it takes planning and lots of hard work.

He is not surprised by the demand for vegetables. “We dig the vegetables out of the ground the day before we sell them – you won’t get anything that fresh in a supermarket”.

Danny has a cohort of regular customers who buy from him each week, thus ensuring that the hard work is worth it.