Cloughbane Little Farm meals wins big at the Henderson Fresh Innovation Awards

We were delighted to be presented with the Excellence in Product Innovation Award at The Henderson Wholesale Fresh Innovation awards which took place on the penultimate day of The Balmoral Show, celebrating all things local within the Henderson Group owners of the Spar, Eurospar & Vivo brand across Northern Ireland.

At Cloughbane we pride ourselves on always being innovative & targeted and 2018 was no exception to this.


We understand that families are increasingly time poor as they try to balance a working life with domestic responsibilities, and still allow time for family activities. This led us to find a gap in the market for a range of high-quality children’s foods which balanced taste, nutrition and local ingredients, alongside convenience.


Although, it was not only the market research that shown the need for these products; Lorna now has 4 young grandchildren, which also spurred her on to develop a range of children’s meals as she has seen first-hand how hard it is for working, time poor parents (and grandparents!) to feed their kids healthy, nutritious & convenient meals. This led to the development of the “Cloughbane Little Farm” range.


Speaking of the win Lorna Robinson, Managing Director of Cloughbane Farm said

“We have been producing award-winning cooked dishes and pies for Henderson’s for almost 10 years, and are delighted to be recognised for our product innovation at this year’s award ceremony. When our own family grew, and my grandchildren were born, I was reminded of how difficult it can be for busy families to find tasty, nutritious and quick meal options for children. And so, with the same passion for quality and taste that goes into all our products, we started to develop Cloughbane Little Farm.


A range of 4 meals were developed including Mac & Cheese, Chicken & Veggie Mash, Veggie Bake & a Mince & Veggie Mash which is also is Gluten & Dairy Free, these products are available at your local Spar, Eurospar & Vivo stores across Northern Ireland.