About Us

All About Carroll's Heritage Potatoes

Contact us on TEl: 01890 883060 to talk about the best way for us to work with you.

We provide a next day delivery service. No order is too small or too large!

We’re so pleased that you are interested in learning more about CARROLL’S HERITAGE POTATOES and we thought that we would share a little of our history and highlight some of the reasons our varieties are potentially the perfect fit for your menus.

About CARROLL’S HERITAGE POTATOES humble beginnings…

In the 1990’s Anthony and Lucy became disillusioned with the way they were farming potatoes. They grew modern varieties for many years, and the emphasis was on volume, and regularity with shiny skins, easily peeled, and not always about flavour or cooking qualities.

In 2000 they grew 1 acre of 4 older varieties, including Arran Victory 1916 , Pink Fir Apple 1850, Red Duke of York 1942 and Red King Edward 1916 , took them to Berwick upon Tweed Farmers Market, and had a positive response.

Lucy worked from the kitchen table to market the small amounts, and Anthony focused on growing the varieties. The demands were so good that each year they have expanded the amount they grew, and this has progressed each year, as has their loyal customer base, and employees!

Our First chef customer was Terry Laybourne North East Chef, 21 Hospitality Group.

“I’ve cooked with all the varieties, visited the farm, and I believe the real art, real craft, and real flavour is achieved by people like the Carroll’s . Understanding where the food comes from, and how it is cared for is paramount to successful cooking”


Our vision is to offer chefs hospitality, and retail customers a range of highest quality CARROLL’S HERITAGE POTATOES with a production system that balances the needs for safe healthy food that is grown with care for and the enhancement of the environment.


Our goal is for CARROLL’S HERITAGE POTATOES to be recognised as the leading grower and supplier of Heritage Potatoes in the UK backed by the most knowledgeable support team for our customers.


For the future is to continue to expand our range of CARROLL’S HERITAGE POTATOES and improve our service, efficiency and communication to maintain CARROLL’S HERITAGE POTATOES as the first choice for our ever growing loyal customers in UK , Europe and around the world


The Team

“Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much”

Helen Keller, Author and Political Activist


We aim to provide the best service we can to our customers.

Yvonne Patterson – Team Leader

Yvonne Patterson – Team Leader

Yvonne has worked with Carroll’s since 2011 and she is responsible for managing many of the customer accounts, ensuring orders are processed, delivered , and our customers are happy. She is Team Leader and she efficiently supports the small team of Advisor Sales Representatives.

Yvonne has previously worked at Business Link North East as Business Development Manager and has an excellent and wide business experience.  We feel fortunate to have Yvonne leading the team.

EMAIL: yvonne@heritage-potatoes.co.uk
DD: 0189088 2205

Ruth Pearson - Sales Administration

Ruth Pearson - Sales Administration

Ruth joined the sales administrative team in September 2016. Ruth manages her own customer accounts. and ensures the day to day business is run efficiently and the customers are happy.

Ruth worked for many years at the Royal Bank of Scotland as Customer Services Officer, and then a Business Adviser / Relationship Adviser. Ruth is very efficient, and is a great supportive member of the team with Yvonne.

Carol Smith - Sales Administration

Carol Smith - Sales Administration

Carol joined the team in July 2018 as a support with Sales Administration. Carol supports Yvonne, and Ruth with administration ensuring the business runs smoothly day to day.

Carol has managed her own catering business, and she is an enthusiastic cook. She has  a short commute to work as she lives on the farm.

In The Field & Production

Chris Smith - Farm Steward

Chris Smith - Farm Steward

Chris has worked at Carroll’s since 2008, and he is responsible for managing, and working on the land. Chris plants, and harvests the Heritage Potatoes, and all the crops we grow. He ensures the farm is tidy, and all machinery is serviced.

Chris was born and bred in Northumberland, and brings a wealth of agricultural experience beginning at Kirklee Hall College studying agriculture, and then working on various farms. We are fortunate to have his wealth of skills.


Derek Stephenson

Derek Stephenson "Del" - Production Manager

Del has worked at Carroll’s Heritage Potatoes since 2014, and he now manages the Production team. he is responsible for the grading, packing, and dispatch.

Del was born in Salford, Manchester in mid 1960’s, 1 of 7 children. He joined the Army at the age of 16, straight from school. After completing the basic training at Brancote he was posted to Menden in Germany. During his 17 years in the army Del completed 3 tours in Northern Ireland and was involved in the Gulf War.
Del left the army after 17 years to take up a new career at a Northumberland prison lasting a further 14 years before deciding to take one last move into the potato world at Carroll’s Heritage Potatoes  where he has found that no 2 days are the same.

Scott Ross

Scott Ross

Scott joined our team at the in October 2016 straight from Marks and Spencers in Berwick-upon-Tweed. He lends his hand to most tasks around the farm, and I think this maybe his favourite seat on the tractor at harvest time!

Bryce Oliver

Bryce Oliver

Bryce joined the team in November 2017. More Info to be added soon!



We are aiming to make our CARROLL’S HERITAGE POTATOES the benchmark for gourmet culinary excellence in the chef, hospitality and retail world.

We set ourselves high standards in meeting our responsibilities as a company to:

Our Customers

Ensuring the consistent, dependable quality and integrity of our products and service.

Our Suppliers

Dealing fairly and reasonably with all our suppliers.

Our People

Maintaining the proper standards of working conditions, health and safety, opportunity and training for our staff, and supporting their working and personal development.

The Environment

Minimising our environmental impact in our farming production system.

Community Involvement/ Education

Public access is encouraged through a network of paths across the farm together with Information boards explaining our farming practices. We host farm visits and talks.

The Environment

We are investing all the time in ways to reduce the environmental impact of our production systems.

Soil Management and Crop Nutrition

We carry out regular rotational soil testing, and based on this draw up and annual fertiliser and plant nutrient plan on a field by field basis.


All our packaging is made from re cycled material.

Energy and Water Efficiency

We aim to reduce our impact on the environment, and to help achieve this we have invested in solar energy as well as maintaining and planning our machinery and operations.

We use moisture probes in the soil to ensure that our potatoes have just the right amount of moisture and to save water through unnecessary irrigation.

Farming and The Environment Intergration

Over the years we have instigated a production system that intergrates its commercial requirements along with its commitment for managing the farmland for the benefit for key wild life habitats biodiversity, and other valuable environmental features



Countryside Stewardship Scheme began.


Company established.

Terry Laybourne’s Quest For Taste Book published exploring Terry’s passion for finding superb quality, local ingredients including a chapter on CARROLL’S HERITAGE POTATOES.


Finalists in the “LEAF Marque Grower of the Year” Competition sponsored kindly by Waitrose.

Tiptoe Farm won the overall “Most Beautiful Farm in Britain” sponsored by Bayer.


TV Appearances!


BBC 2 Ready Steady Cook with Ainsley Harriott. Anthony cooks CARROLL’S HERITAGE POTATOES with Phil Vickery and Lucy cooks with Garrey Dawson!

BBC 1 Dave and Si –The Hairy Bikers visit to CARROLL’S HERITAGE POTATOES.


LEAF Marque Demonstration Farm Opening
Award for Farm Diversification from Farming in the North Magazine, and Greaves West and Ayre.

TV Appearance – Market Kitchen


Observer Best Producer Award


Great British Menu winning dish By Kenny Atkinson with Shetland Black 1923


Entered the Entry Level Scheme (successor to Higher Level Scheme)

The Red Tractor accreditation


Prudence Snaith – A well known food Sculptor creates images of Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson made from CARROLL’S HERITAGE POTATOES.



Great British Food Revival


TV Appearance – BBC 2 – Great British Food Revival with Gregg Wallace’s visit to Carroll’s Heritage Potatoes

BBC 2 - Ade Edmonson visits Carroll's Heritage Potatoes

TV Appearance – BBC 2 – Ade Edmonson visits Carroll’s Heritage Potatoes


Opening of New Office Space Barn Conversion with Meeting and Education Room for visitors.


Hairy Bikers Return Visit! BBC2 Great British Produce

TV Appearance - BBC 2 Hairy Bikers visit Great British Produce

TV Appearance – BBC 2 Hairy Bikers visit Great British Produce


Approved Restaurant supplier Award.





Food-Made-Good-white-strapline-Restaurant Assocation

Supplier Logo 2015

Afew reasons why customers say they cook with Carroll’s Heritage Potatoes

  1. Fabulous tastes, and history
  2. Dedicated team of knowledgeable, caring and committed Advisors
  3. Fantastic range of different varieties
  4. Efficient, and Reliable service
  5. Traceability and Credibility
  6. Open Farm for visits
  7. One to one help and guidance
  8. Flexibility to ensure a good supply through a range of supply chains