A POTATO grower and artisan crisp producer has launched a free home delivery service to serve residents stuck in lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Fairfields Farm, in Fordham Road, Wormingford, is offering customers the new service in a bid to help fill some gaps on the supermarket shelves.

The firm is offering sacks of potatoes as well as its hand-cooked crisps for delivery to residents' doorsteps.

Lots of members of the public had contacted the farm to say they were unable to get the starchy store cupboard staple in their nearest store.

Laura Strathern, who runs the business with husband Robert, said: "We wanted to do something to help and thought home delivery would be a good idea.

"Since launching, we have been so busy with our home delivery service around the local area.

"I have used social media and local village groups to promote it and now word has spread further into town."

She added: "We are so happy to be able to do something to help and to serve our community.

“Things on the farm are also really busy, with the team out planting for the new season.”

The business is offering 25kg sacks of potatoes, 15kg boxes of baking potatoes and a box containing 24 bags of 40g crisps for delivery.

For more information call 01206 241613 or visit fairfieldsfarmcrisps.co.uk.