Certainly such people do exist. Many of the new-generation small farmers and artisanal food producers in County Cork are in compliance with organic standards or nearly so, as are some growers in County Wicklow—known as Dublin's garden—and other parts of the country. But it is in the northwest, on both sides of the border, that the organic movement seems to have taken hold the most firmly. "We're only a couple of miles from Fermanagh [in Northern Ireland]," O'Neill points out. "Until about ten years ago, many of the roads around here were blocked by the British army. It was very bad for the economy." Ironically, though, it was good for organic agriculture. "Fermanagh, Leitrim, and parts of Sligo, Roscommon, and Donegal," says O'Neill, "were so poor that there was no high-tech farming established, so going organic doesn't seem like going backwards."