As a result of increased demand and growth over the last 6 years, Fairfields have recently invested in a new state of the art manufacturing facility to handcook their premium crisps.
A purpose built manufacturing facility with adjoining grading, washing and packhouse facility, now takes care of all the potatoes required to fullfull the Farm’s fresh potato packing requirements for catering and retail outlets, aswell as the handcooked crisp line which flavours and bags the product all in one complete line. The potatoes are grown on the farm, and then stored in specialist potato cold stores on the farm, before being washed, graded and handcooked into bags, all on the family farm in Essex. This means that Fairfields can control every single aspect of the production cycle from field to crisp bag, which Robert Strathern believes will ensure superb quality and great customer service.
Fairfields not only grow their own potatoes but source the ingredients for their flavours locally too. Whether its Aspall cyder vinegar or Suffolk Farmhouse cheese, chillies grown in Suffolk, Mint grown in Norfolk, or pork reared in Essex, the flavours too carry their own unique story.Along with the recent install of a new factory unit Fairfields have just launched three new flavours, Sea Salt and Black Pepper, Butter and Mint and a No Salt crisp.