Sustainable food start-up Harvest Day raises €150k with veggie box venture

Food industry veterans Dermot Murphy and Dave O’Donoghue put €75,000 each into firm which delivers vegetable boxes sourced from local Irish farms

23rd May, 2021
Sustainable food start-up Harvest Day raises €150k with veggie box venture
Fergus Halpin, the 28-year-old founder and chief executive of Harvest Day, with one of the company’s freshly picked organically and naturally grown 100 per cent Irish boxes. Picture: Marin Bramblett

Dermot Murphy and Dave O’Donoghue, food investors with decades of experience in the industry, have injected a combined €150,000 into a year-old Irish start-up that provides sustainable food boxes sourced from local Irish farms.

The pair have put €75,000 each into Harvest Day, a company founded last year by Fergus Halpin which assembles weekly vegetable boxes consisting of sustainable, seasonal produce.

O’Donoghue and Murphy, who have both worked with Aryzta, the parent of...

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