Harvest Update

Harvest on the farm is now progressing rapidly after a slow start.  The initial problems have been travelling with the combine, which has been sinking in the saturated soil.  The solution to this problem has been to source a set of flotation ‘terra’ tyres and fit them to the combine.  Terra tyres have been trading … Read more Harvest Update

The Potato Crisp – From Farm to Packet

What Are Potato Crisps? Potato crisps are a snack made from potatoes. The potatoes are peeled, washed, sliced and then fried in vegetable oil before they become potato crisps. The Journey From Seed Potato To Potato Crisp Field Preparation – The fields are prepared for potato planting. They are ploughed and then fertiliser is applied. Then … Read more The Potato Crisp – From Farm to Packet

Potatoes

  Potatoes are mainly grown for human consumption. Potatoes are now part of the British staple diet. The market price of potatoes fluctuates according to supply and demand. Potatoes are put in storage to meet the demand for year round potatoes. They are susceptible to frost and must be stored in insulated buildings to keep … Read more Potatoes

Barley

Barley is a cereal crop. It is a strain of grass that is cultivated and harvested for it’s grain. There are many different varieties of barley, some are sown in the Spring and some in the Autumn. Spring sown barley is known as Spring barley and is harvested in early August. Autumn sown barley is known … Read more Barley