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Our aim is to have the land working as efficiently as possible 365 days a year. This means, weather permitting of course, that as soon as one year’s crop is harvested next year’s crop is in the ground.
For potatoes, the farming year starts in April with preparing the land for planting. This involves de-stoning and preparing the seed bed.
The crops are sprayed at various intervals during the growing season.
As soon as the combinable crops are in the shed we start harvesting.
Harvesting is a slow process – we aim to harvest approximately 20 acres a day. The weather often hampers our efforts as we can only lift the potatoes when it’s dry. Once harvested the potatoes are taken to our fridges until needed. We can store potatoes from September through until May.
Anyone interested in outreach projects centred around knowing more about farming or food production please get in touch. Here is a short presentation we did for a local First School.
How to grow potatoes on a farm.
Where does your food come from?
Below are a selection of videos of our farming year.