MP visits award-winning heritage potato growers

Anne-Marie was delighted to visit Carroll’s Heritage Potatoes who are based at Tiptoe Farm near Ford in her constituency.

Anthony and Lucy Carroll have grown a range of Heritage potato varieties for the last 11 years. They have built up a great reputation and have a wide and varied customer base, particularly among top chefs.

Carroll’s successfully applied to the Northumberland Coast & Lowlands LEADER programme which has enabled them to upgrade their processing facilities, and as a result they have been able to expand and employ more full time staff. The programme awards modest grants to small businesses, famers, foresters and community groups with the specific aim of supporting the rural economy.

Anne-Marie said “It was great to see for myself the great production set-up at Carroll’s.  This is a great example of the LEADER programme supporting a successful Northumberland business who had the right business plan and drive to expand what is one of north Northumberland’s great agricultural products.”

More information on the LEADER project can be found HERE

Photo: Anne-Marie with Anthony and Lucy Carroll and representatives from LEADER.