Potato Category Update

Potato Category Update

The effects of this year’s unprecedented growing season have been well documented. The lack of quality graded potato available for current demand and future storage is now being realised. We forecast shortages and price pressure continuing right through to next summer.   Graded Chipping Potatoes – are a lot smaller in size with a lack of water available to help growing conditions earlier in the year. Salad Mid Potatoes – harvest quality has been affected by the extreme conditions.   It will be a tough period coming up for availability, price and quality, we will keep you updated as we hear or see things but please be aware.     Latest News Links – Potatoes – Quality & Processing Concerns Potato Harvest – Down 25% Food Price Inflation – Record Breaking Food Prices ‘to rise 5%’ UK Carrot Crisis Fears of Food Supply Crisis Farmers Union – Emergency Weather Conference Hot Weather & Fruit Price Hike Heatwave & Drought – Farmers in crisis         ...
Tregothnan – Britain’s first home grown tea

Tregothnan – Britain’s first home grown tea

  Tregothnan is Europe’s largest commercial producer of world class tea offering a wonderful selection of estate teas and herbal infusions in a variety of servings to suit all. Join us as we explore Tregothnan and their fantastic range available from Plough to Plate.   Tregothnan History Tregothnan is home to the Boscawen family with a rich history dating back to 1334. The Boscawen family are the largest land owners in Cornwall with 25 thousand acres. Lord Falmouth passed over the estate to his son Evelyn Boscawen 20 years ago after the passing of his wife. He decided the garden needed some energy and vision to move forward and the honourable Evelyn Boscawen brought Tregothnan to where they are today. Jonathon Jones, now managing director, joined Tregothnan in 1996 as head gardener and spent time travelling to tea plantations around the world. One of those plantations resides in the Himalayas, the world’s tallest mountain range and an important tea growing region. On his return Jonathon realised that the estate could sustain Magnolias and Rhododendron, native to the Himalayas, so why shouldn’t they be able to grow tea. It was at this moment that tea at Tregothnan was first established and in 2005 Britain’s first home-grown tea became available.   Botanical Gardens The Botanical gardens at Tregothnan are an official safe site for the keeping of rare or endangered trees and plants from all over the world. Some examples include Magnolia Rostrata, Rhododendron, a variety of Camellias and a Wollemi Pine Tree. The Wollemi Pine Tree at Tregothnan is a cutting from the original in the Blue Mountains national park in...