‘The Onion People’ from Limavady up for top award

Milgro - the Millar family from Limavady run an onion and shallot farm. Photo: Milgro
Milgro - the Millar family from Limavady run an onion and shallot farm. Photo: Milgro

A Limavady farming family who say they are the largest producer of onions in Northern Ireland are among 11 businesses in the running for a top award.

Milgro is shortlisted for the finals of Local Business Accelerators (LBA) - a regional press campaign to boost local business.

Known locally as ‘The Onion People’, the Millar family from Carrowclare Road, Limavady, have been farming for generations.

“Northern Ireland’s people like to buy local produce and everyone likes to know where their food has come from. Milgro onions are respected locally as a product of high quality,” said a Milgro spokesperson.

Judges whittled entrants down to create the regions and nations shortlist of 11 businesses from across the UK. Milgro represents Northern Ireland. The People’s Choice Vote runs until March 21. which allows the public to vote for their favourite local business. The business with the most votes will be crowned the People’s Choice winner, an additional award to the LBA overall winner.

The winning package includes business mentoring from Dragon’s Den Star Deborah Meaden and free advertising in their local paper. The overall LBA winner and People’s Choice winner will be announced on 31 March.