Potatoes will be harvested in late-August
When to pick: Our potatoes are grown all over the farm and whilst we don’t offer PYO, we do sell them in the Farm Shop 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. If you would like to order a large volume of fruit or vegetables for an event, we’ll be happy to help. Please contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the shop on 01865 358 309.
What we grow: We grow lots of different potatoes varieties, each for a different market. Our white potatoes – Jelly and Orchestra are all – rounders, delicious for roasting, mashing, boiling and baking.
- 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!
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.