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