General

Potato Merchant

Potato merchant supplier wholesaler in Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Middlesex and Berkshire (Frying)

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Late season supplies

Potatoes are emerging to some welcome rain.  Hopefully no more frosts. Good Agria for frying is becoming hard to find but we have some excellent Markies in stock.

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Planting Potatoes

  We are currently planting frying potatoes in the dry weather for chips from June onwards. We actually plant a potato which grows into the plant which is then harvested.  We stagger the different varieties as some will be harvested for fish and chip shops in June, July, August and September straight from the field.  […]

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Trade picking up

The trade seems to be picking up in most of the fish and chip shops over the last few weeks.  Lets hope it continues!

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Spring is here!

The lovely weather recently has given us the opportunity to plough the land ready for potato planting later in March.  The early frying potatoes for the fish and chip shops will be planted from 18th March.  These will be harvested and delivered from mid June onwards.  

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New Lorry

We took delivery of Lukas’s new Lorry on 2nd February to comply to the new LEZ rules.   All our potatoes are still being brought in with the temperature controlled trailer.  This guarantees all our stock is kept at the correct temperature to ensure the fry quality.

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London delivery

Delivery days may have to be changed to some Fish and Chip shops in the LEZ (Low Emission Zone) in the London area.  This is to allow the correct vehicle, which complies with the new regulations, to deliver.  We should take delivery of a new Euro 5 engined truck in the next two weeks.

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Cold Spell

We are in for a cold spell and we are doing everything possible to keep our potatoes warm.  We are transporting from Cambridge and Lincoln back to Sussex daily in a temperature controlled trailer to our insulated building. All Frying potatoes should be stored at +8 or the chip fry colours will darken.  

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Christmas week

We are in the middle of a busy week running up to Christmas supplying all our Fish and Chip shops in the south. On the farm we have started taking deliveries from our seed potato supplier for next year’s early crop.  This will be planted in March and supplied to the Fish and Chip shops […]

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New Martin Wills Potatoes website launched today!

It’s been an exciting week for Martin Wills with the launch of our new website today.  We would love to hear what you think and welcome any feedback.  We will publish regular stories and updates which you can follow.  Come back soon!

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