Every Family Business Has a Story, and Here's Ours!
Broglasco Farm in Myroe on the outskirts of Limavady is located on the edge of Lough Foyle just above sea level on reclaimed land. The fertile ground grows high yielding crops of wheat, barley, oilseed and potatoes. We are very fortunate that we have one soil type that is unique and runs along the Lough Foyle, and is not found anywhere else in Northern Ireland.
The Kane Family have been farming in Myroe for well over 100 years, Richard (fourth generation farmer) now works the land with the latest machinery whilst still using traditional methods, with modern techniques.
Broighter Gold Rapeseed oil, owned by Richard & Leona Kane was discovered by accident one evening in 2006. At the time Richard had been pressing our oilseed to make bio-diesel for our local Council. Leona was preparing the tea and had ran out of olive. Richard brought up some of the unfiltered cold pressed rapeseed oil which Leona used to cook their two fillet steaks, and make a salad dressing.
It was the smell of the rapeseed oil, that first caught Leona's attention, and the way the steaks didn't burn in the pan, but the taste wasn't bitter, with no after taste like olive oil, and we joked that it was our "Broighter Gold".
Leona set the ball rolling with Broighter Gold Rapeseed Oil, excited about the health benefits of the oil for cooking, frying, making dressings, it's a perfect all rounder. And decided to diversify the natural product of cold pressing rapeseed oil into a premium cooking oil, for us all to enjoy the health benefits of Broighter Gold Rapeseed Oil.
Behind every bottle of Broighter Gold Rapeseed Oil is a wealth of golden HISTORY. Our farming traditions are rooted in the beautiful countryside, of Broglasco and you are more than welcome to book a tour at our farm to visit us.
We now have developed our own infused range of oils, and gift packs that have won numerous awards and accolades from leading chefs in the industry. Our website is packed full with recipes ideas, stories about the "Broighter Hoard" discovered on our land in 1896, and a full list of our stockists and restaurants that we supply. Share your ideas through Twitter and Facebook.
We are now stocking the Worlds first department store La Grande Epicerie de Paris and you can order online to be shipped anywhere around the world!