Fish and chip shop owners and restaurateurs in Britain’s Northumberland area have recently been to see where one of their key produce comes from. They were joined by farmers, agricultural students and agronomists on a site visit to Particularly Good Potatoes, based at Turvelaws Farm, Wooler, as Ian Smith reports for the Northumberland Gazette.
Up to 60 varieties of new harvested potatoes, grown on trial for chipping, crisping and roasting were on display. There was also an opportunity to take a tour of the on-site chip factory, where the harvested potatoes are peeled, cut and delivered to the local area.
Attending on the day, Neil Fuller from Lincoln, a renowned UK expert in the science of soil management, declared that “Particularly Good Potatoes are the absolute pinnacle of doing it right” with some of the best soil conditions he had ever seen.
Good soil means particularly tasty chips. Particularly Good Potatoes supply many local restaurants and fish and chips shops. Mark Robson, the owner of Particularly Good Potatoes, was eager to talk about combining a minimal carbon footprint with easing the lives of restaurant and chip shop staff.
On its website, Particularly Good Potatoes says: “As Northumbrian farmers, we believe local establishments deserve the best our land can produce – which is why we launched Particularly Good Potatoes, supplying locally grown quality fresh chips and potato products to chip shops and restaurants across the North East.”
Source: Northumberland Gazette. Read the full story and see more pictures here
Photo: Potato Trials day at Turvelaws Farm | Courtesy Sally Ann Norman