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					                   Tyrrells Potato Chips
                   Supply Potato Chips


                   Tyrrells Potato Chips are the latest supplier to the East of England
                   Agricultural Society’s Food Direct from the Farm Scheme, supplying
                   potato chips for use in the buffets for conference facilities and for sale at
                   events.

The small team at Tyrrells have been potato farming in Herefordshire for over 20 years, but
the changing face of food supply and increasing price pressure from the supermarkets lead
Will Chase, owner of Tyrrell Court farm, to realise he had to change direction. And so, in
2002 he began to search for the machinery and recipes which would enable him to make
delicious hand fried chips.

They now have their own modern, fully accredited production facilities on the farm. They are
one of the few producers to grow their own potatoes, and so have control of the whole
process, from seed to chip. They also supply only to selected independent retailers and
Waitrose, meaning they control their distribution

The farm, Tyrrell Court, is run using traditional farming methods, and they have selected
many older varieties of potato, such as Lady Rosetta, Record and Lady Claire. The chips are
produced in small batches using artisan methods, and are thickly sliced, cooked in pure
sunflower oil and delicately seasoned while still warm. Tyrrells’ products are chips rather
than crisps, because they are sliced much more thickly and cooked without removing the
starch – which improves their taste and reduces the fat content by 20 – 25%. The flavours
include Cider Vinegar and Sea Salt, Cheddar Cheese and Chive and Asparagus and
Crushed Black Pepper.

In addition to potato chips, Tyrrells also produce root vegetable chips, parsnip chips and
beetroot chips. For those with a sweeter tooth, they also produce apple chips.

Alan Webb, General Manager – Hospitality and Marketing at the Showground, said “ We are
delighted to have Tyrrells on board. Their business is totally in keeping with the Food Direct
from the Farm scheme, where we aim to promote excellence in British agriculture and food
production.”

Tyrrells Potato Chips is one of over 40 Society members and local producers
supplying the Showground under the Food Direct from the Farm initiative. All
suppliers listed can be found on the Food Direct from the Farm website
www.fooddirectfromthefarm.org.uk

				
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