A FARM in Wormingford has teamed up with a leading recipe box business to supply it with potatoes.

Fairfields Farm will be supplying HelloFresh with its low carbon footprint potatoes.

Robert Strathern, who is a third generation potato farmer and owner of Fairfields Farm, said they were delighted to be teaming up.

He said: “HelloFresh is currently working with those businesses that can offer strong sustainability credentials and we have a number of measures in place that promise a much lower carbon footprint than many other potato farms.

“Our packing facility is supplied daily with potatoes grown on the family farm, which means our food miles are the lowest possible and we operate a green waste site which is working to develop new compostable packaging processes.

“Reducing our impact on the environment is one of our greatest objectives and it is fantastic to be able to work with another brand looking to do the same.”

Fairfields Farm uses fertiliser from its renewable anaerobic digestion site to help grow its potatoes, which results in a huge reduction in carbon being released into the atmosphere.

It also powers the potato cold stores with renewable energy from both solar power and its anaerobic digestion site, which saves several thousand tonnes of carbon per year.

HelloFresh is the leading global meal kit player delivering boxes to customers in 14 countries.

Adam Hill, director of procurement at HelloFresh UK added: “We have recently become the world’s first carbon-neutral meal kit company and are delighted to be working with Fairfields Farm to complement our on-going sustainability efforts, as we are committed to providing customers with a more sustainable way to enjoy delicious HelloFresh recipes.”

Fairfields Farm potatoes will be available in HelloFresh recipe boxes from October.

For more information visit www.fairfieldsfarmcrisps.co.uk