Our Farming Families

You don’t have to go far out the road to find the farms where our oats are grown, and the farmers we’ve known and worked with for seven generations.  We believe that working closely with the same farming families each year means that only the best oats make the journey from the field to your table.

Because those families are such an important part of our story, we wanted to share some of their stories with you...

Nature at its Best

Understanding the land, the weather and the crop is a vital part of delivering world-class oats to our Mill, and that’s what our network of local farmers do year after year. They share our passion for excellence and quality and it’s evident from when the very first seed is sown right through to when our creamy delicious milled oats reach your breakfast table.

  • 70
    Conventional Oat Farmers
  • 180
    Organic Oat Farmers
  • 60
    Distance Conventional Oats Travel to Our Mill
  • 7
    Generations of Flahavan’s Family Milling in Kilmacthomas County Waterford
  • 235
    Years of Milling Experience
  • 3
    Portions of Flahavan’s Porridge Oats Consumed Each Week in Ireland

Harry Gray

Harry believes that the mild climate here in County Waterford is just the job for growing the best cereals. In our ledgers you can see first records of oat harvests brought in by Harry’s great-grandfather back in 1911. Today, Harry is proudly passing on all of that knowledge and experience to his sons, Don and Gordon.

Flahavan's Farmers - Harry Gray

Ned Morrissey

For three generations, growing oats has been a family affair for the Morrisseys. From Ned’s grandfather to his father and now through to his son Eamon, the Morrisseys have real pride in the oats they produce for Flahavan’s.

Flahavan's Farmers - Ned & Eamon Morrissey

Micheál Coffey

Micheál puts the high quality of his oats down to decades of nurturing the land that he farms in the beautiful Comeragh mountains. With his knowledge of climate, seasons and growing oats, Micheál knows how to produce the best, every harvest.

Flahavan's Farmers - Michael Coffey
Flahavan's Oats Illustration