Our Saxon and Jelly potatoes are available in the shop now in 10kg bags – great all-rounder potatoes for cosy autumn meals.
Main Crop potatoes from the yard weekdays 8am-4pm
When to pick: Our potatoes are grown all over the farm and whilst we don’t offer PYO, we do sell them from the farm yard in various bag sizes, 25kg, 10kg, 5kg or loose. We recommend storing in a cool garage to keep your potatoes fresh, and we sell them in paper bags to help keep the light out.
What we grow: We grow lots of different potatoes varieties, each for a different market. Our white potatoes – Jelly and Saxon are all – rounders, delicious for roasting, mashing, boiling and baking. Plus our reds Mozart.
- Jelly potatoes have a yellowy flesh that holds its colour when cooking. They are a mix between waxy and floury. Top tip: par-boil a pot and give them a little bash around the colander and they will fluff up perfectly for roasties. Being on the waxy side, they hold their shape for bakers and potato salads. These are the farmhouse favourites.
- Saxon potatoes have a whiter flesh. They are waxy and hold their shape which makes them a great choice for baking and boiling. If making mash with Saxon potatoes always make sure you drain away the water so they don’t end up with mushy mash!
- Mozart potatoes, our famous reds. Beautiful for chipping and baking, leave the red skin on for added colour to your plate. These usually sell out by Christmas so we recommend you stock up.
How we grow: We grow all our potatoes on site at Rectory Farm: 2,000 tonnes in total per year. We grow in three row beds, planting in late spring and harvesting late summer through to the autumn. We irrigate all our potatoes – with dry summers becoming more common this is essential for us to produce the tastiest potato. We store our potatoes on site in a cold store, bringing a few tonnes out at a time that we hand grade and put into our own Rectory Farm bags.