Park Farm, near Leominster in Herefordshire, has been recognised by McCain Foods for its exceptional achievements over the potato crop year. The Southern Champion Grower Award was received in July by Bill and Nicky Smith at McCain’s summer barbecue for the company’s 300 UK growers.
Bill Smith’s father, Harold, started growing potatoes at Park Farm in 1973, with eight acres. They have been growing for McCain for more than 20 years and today they grow around 500 acres each year for the company. Their crop is supplied to McCain through Merlin Produce, a group of eight growers, led by Jonathan Young.