Potato News from Jersey
Jersey Royals: Cut exports to highlight the quality
July 01, 2021Farmers may have to cut the volume of Jersey Royal potatoes grown in a season if the Island’s biggest agricultural crop is to maintain its premium status, an industry leader has said.
Jersey Potato Farmers are feeling the heat as the Island is set to enter a drought
April 29, 2021The lack of rainfall could affect the potato-lifting season, the Jersey Royal Company has said as the Island is set to enter a drought. Mike Renouard, business unit director at The Jersey Royal Company, said that farmers were hoping for a period of rain to help with the growth of their crop.
Good demand for first Jersey Royals
March 11, 2021The harvest of the famous Jersey Royal potato has started on the island, the initial volumes are small and are sold via wholesale markets in London and Southampton, before moving across the rest of the United Kingdom.
Farmers in Jersey fear losing up to 1,000 tonnes of potatoes stuck in saturated fields.
November 28, 2019Farmers in Jersey fear losing up to 1,000 tonnes of potatoes which are stuck in the ground after the relentless wet weather turned the Island’s fields into unworkable ‘bogs’.
Jersey Royal Company reduces labour costs by investing in Haith destoners for its potato packing operations
August 05, 2019The largest potato grower, packer and marketer of Jersey Royal new potatoes has seen a significant reduction in labour costs after investing in three Haith destoners for its potato packing operations