We harvest potatoes, maize and rye on beautiful farmland across the Colne Valley just north of Colchester in Essex. On our farm we cold store, wash, grade and bag twelve different potato varieties which are then supplied to wholesalers and retailers across the UK. We also grow our own special varieties of crisping potatoes which are hand cooked on the farm to the highest possible standards which is why we’re SALSA compliant and soon to be BRC accredited.
We deliver our crisps and potatoes to local customers using our own vehicles, but we also supply crisps to partners nationally and internationally. In fact we export to about 20 countries including Mauritius, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Russia, Dubai, Germany, Norway, North America and Canada.
We started making crisps in 2006 which then lead to the production of vegetable crisps in 2013 and most recently Lentil Bites in 2016. These are proving to be very popular given that they are not only very tasty, but also high in protein and low in fat.
In 2016 we were very proud to be voted East of England Co-operative’s best producer supplier and scooped more great taste awards than any other crisp maker in Great Britain. The 2-star award for our Parsnip with Essex honey and black pepper was particularly good news!
Excitingly from early 2017 all of our energy will be generated on the farm using sustainable technologies including anaerobic digestion and solar power.