Award-winning Harnett's Oils are made by the Harnett Family on the scenic Waring Estate Farm in County Down since 1656.
GM free seeds for oil have been grown on the Waring Estate farm in Northern Ireland since 1656, when Jane Harnett’s family home was built by one of her father’s ancestors. Over more recent decades, her father has become a significant producer of rapeseed oil for the supermarket sector. In 2005, working with expert guidance from Loughrea College, Jane developed her own label Harnett’s oils from rapeseed and hemp seed, also grown on the farm. As she says ‘it has been a learning curve!’. In 2006, with help from her Mum, she took her oils to St George’s Market in Belfast and other festival markets. Customer feedback was very positive, particularly on the Hemp Seed Oil, a fairly new oil on the Irish food scene.
All of Harnett’s oils are made from homegrown seeds, cold pressed and bottled at the farm. Hemp oil is unique among edible oils for its perfect balance of Omega 3,6 and 9 essential fatty acids, highly acclaimed for good heart health and skin conditions such as psoriasis. Richly green in colour, Harnett’s Hemp Oil has distinct earthy and intensely nutty taste. Useful as a dressing for meat, fish or vegetables in place of butter, mixed with balsamic vinegar as a dipping oil for crusty bread, or as a base for salad dressings.
Harnett’s Rapeseed oil is an every day culinary oil, also rich in Omega fatty acids. Rapeseed makes great cooking oil, imparting subtle nutty flavour to fried foods. Superb in dressings also. Jane also produces a range of salad dressing, including Hemp Balsamic Vinaigrette, Hemp Garlic and Mustard Dressing, Rapeseed Chilli and Garlic Oil, Orange and Rosemary Oil and Lemon and Thyme Oil. All come beautifully packaged in 250ml bottles, available online from the Harnett Oils website and at various festival markets in the north of Ireland.
Jane is now producing a natural sea salt, harvested from the waters of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of County Mayo.
"Our sea salt comes from sea water hand harvested from around the island, which is known to have some of the cleanest waters in the world and is a protected area. We process the sea water and package the salt in our own plant at our Waringstown Estate. Our sea salt comes from what is probably the cleanest water on the planet." Jane says.
Dubh Salt is branded under the Duvillaun Fine Foods label, and comes in handy 100g bottle salt grinders. It has a strong fresh salty flavour of the sea and a little goes a long way to seasoning any dish. A perfect partner with Harnett’s Culinary Oils, for making any dish taste absolutley delish!