A NORTHUMBERLAND farm growing potatoes that have all but disappeared from the modern menu is aiming to give more people a taste of their heritage.
Carroll’s Heritage Potatoes already counts the Hairy Bikers, North East chef Kenny Atkinson and now BBC MasterChef presenter Gregg Wallace among its many fans.
That’s in addition to the restaurants, shops and discerning customers across the country that have discovered for themselves the gourmet appeal of these potatoes with their very different flavours, textures, colours and shapes.
Gregg Wallace, the former greengrocer-turned- restaurant owner, writer and TV presenter, has been filming at Tiptoe Farm, the home of Carroll’s Heritage Potatoes, in the River Till Valley at Cornhill-on-Tweed, for a new BBC food show.
Gregg even clambered on board the back of Carroll’s potato harvester as part of the filming of The Revival of Great British Food, which will be aired in January.
Husband and wife Anthony and Lucy Carroll started out with Carroll’s Heritage Potatoes in 2002, although the family has been at Tiptoe Farm – a former winner of Britain’s most beautiful farm award – since the 1930s.