Hi, my name is Denis and I am a 31 year old chef turned microgreens farmer turned ecommerce store owner from Dublin.
In 2019 I quit my job to pursue my passion: growing my own food and supplying the freshest and highest quality microgreens to restaurants in my local area in Howth, Dublin. Nufields was officially set up in January 2020 as an indoor vertical microgreens farm after months of research and hundreds of trays of microgreens.
In March 2020, Covid forced our restaurant customers to close their doors, spelling disaster for our newly launched business. Along with my friend and co-founder Stephen, we decided we were not going to give up and set about condensing our commercial scale growing techniques into a compact windowsill sized kit. We have committed to abide by strict standards of hygiene and regulations to achieve our organic certification status. We don’t believe synthetic herbicides or pesticides have a place in modern agriculture and especially not in our bodies!
In November 2020 we won second place in the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCI) Business Design Challenge and with that prize money, we were able to launch our sprouting kits. This allowed us to help even more people learn about and have access to organic, nutrient rich food.
Having lived in a busy city centre neighbourhood and in apartments all my life, I never had the opportunity to have my own garden. Every person should and can have the tools and skills to grow their own food at home, regardless of where they live. We don’t need to rely entirely on a food supply chain that is responsible for 13.7 billion metric tons of CO2 emissions annually.
Our mission is to promote alternatives to big carbon footprint, supermarket bought produce and to help educate city dwellers and the next generation that it possible, healthy and rewarding to adopt a localised and sustainable attitude towards food.
Join us in growing towards a healthier and more sustainable future.
Denis & Stephen