Upgrade at potato farm

Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan was delighted to visit Carroll's Heritage Potatoes, based at Tiptoe Farm near Ford, recently.

Wednesday, 3rd October 2018, 09:12 am
Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP with Anthony and Lucy Carroll and representatives from LEADER.

Anthony and Lucy Carroll grow a range of heritage potato varieties and successfully applied to the Northumberland Coast & Lowlands LEADER programme which has enabled them to upgrade their processing facilities.

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The programme awards modest grants to small businesses, farmers, foresters and community groups with the specific aim of supporting the rural economy.

As a result of the funding they have been able to expand and employ more full-time staff

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.”