That pocket of land between Comber and Newtownards sure does produce great vegetables. It’s the microclimate we’ve been telling you about. Mark, James and Gwen McKee of Fresh Fields pride themselves on one of the leading producers and packers of quality assured vegetables to the main supermarkets in Northern Ireland. They grow carrots and parsnips and a selection of brassicas.
Most are packed in their purpose-built packhouse in their customers’ own packaging. They recently invested £1.7 million in a purpose-built vegetable washing plant for their root crops. From the seed to the shelf, their produce and packaging tick all the boxes (and bags and trays, too!)
What They Do
Carrots, Parsnips, Brassicas
Danske Bank Arable/Horticultural Farmer Of The Year 2012 Supply Chain Excellence Award sponsored by DARD in the NI Food and Drink Awards in 2009. Grade AA+ in British Retail Consortium audit of the premises Assured Produce and Nature’s Choice standards for growing and management practices.
Where To Buy
They are the sole local suppliers of carrots, parsnips and brassicas to Sainsbury’s NI stores, and are a main supplier of vegetables to Tesco and Henderson’s Wholesale.