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  • Coastal potato growers aim to bag local market

    Three Musketeers, a £12million marketing operation known as 3Ms which trades as a mutual for six major farming businesses along the Suffolk coast, began harvesting its new potato crop on May 29 – 10 days later than last year, when weather conditions were more favourable.   The county’s potatoes, many grown in the light, sandy soils of the Suffolk Heritage Coast, supply major supermarkets up and...

    Source: East Anglian Daily Times

  • Three Musketeers aim to put Suffolk potato on the map

    Teamwork works much better than competition when it comes to marketing potatoes. “It’s the teamwork that makes us unique,” says managing director of potato marketing business Three Musketeers Ltd, Edward Blanchard. “We [the farmers] share best practice, and that bit of competition means that in a very open way we are competing with each other on a fair basis. There’s no looking over the...

    Source: Anglia Farmer

  • Potato Blight Alert Aims to Provide Early Warning to Growers for Smart Spray Management

    Rothamsted Research, the James Hutton Institute and a consortium of six partners have been awarded funding of over £1.06M to develop optimised detection and control solutions of Potato Blight. Rothamsted Research, The James Hutton Institute and a consortium of six partners led by Crop Performance Ltd., and including Spearhead Marketing Ltd., G’s Fresh, Velcourt Group Ltd, Frontier Agriculture Ltd...


  • McCain Foodservice Provide Free-From Menu Solutions

    These days, it’s perhaps more important than ever for chefs and caterers to consider carefully the ingredients they’re using. A raised awareness of problems like coeliac disease, stricter allergen labelling laws, and lifestyle choices like “clean” eating make it imperative that menus are have the versatility to appeal to those with specific dietary requirements, whilst still being crowd pleasing...


  • Dig down into potato costs for a route to better returns

    With a new report on cost of production for processing potatoes in north-west Europe due to be published later this year, Teresa Rush joined UK growers on a AHDB Potatoes study tour of Belgium, France and The Netherlands to find out how the region’s potato businesses were faring.

    21 April 2015