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Ben is the third generation of the Sykes family to grow potatoes at their large farm in Tadcaster, Yorkshire. He farms both livestock and arable crops, and grows the firm and versatile Nadine variety of spuds for Hartley’s. He’s even a "potato ambassador" - promoting the humble spud across Britain


The specialists in frozen Potatoes 

  • We process many varieties of Potato and tailor each to the customer's IQF requirements.  Low dry matter varieties such as Nadine and Harmony are perfect for products like pasties as they maintain their diced shape whilst enduring the high temperatures of the retort process. Higher dry matter varieties are suitable for product which use potato as a textural agent to thicken the  finishedproduct. Higher dry matter varieties we commonly process are Maris Piper and Estima.
  • A range of sizes - 10kg 15kg, 20kg 25kgs sacks or 10kg boxes. Also 1kg and 2.5kgs bags for retail and food service.
  • Available in a range of slices and dices from 4mm to 50mm.
  • We are able to meet the most stringent specs on micros and physicals such as colour and texture.
  • Optically and laser sorterd as standard.
  • Contracts are packed Right First Time (RFT) - this is cost-effective, as it is not re-packed from a bulk container, and safer as the order is not unpacked, which decreases the risk of plastic / cardboard contamination.
  • As a staple ingredient potato can be found in most prepared products, Fresh Whole Peeled or IQF 10mm dice Hartley's can supply your perfect potato product fresh from our fields.

Hartley’s the specialists in Frozen Carrots:

Carrots represent the second largest volume of Harltey's veg portfolio next to peas, grown in the fields surrounding our factory they are the perfect winter vegetable.  

  • Available in a range of slices and dices from 4mm to 50mm. 
  • We are able to meet the most stringent specs on micros and physicals such as colour and texture.
  • We have developed a range of cuts to suit our customer’s requirements such as a rustic cut carrot that adds a homemade feel to ready meals or a 5 mm sliced carrot which becomes soft enough after cooking that it can be used in meals for people with Dysphagia.
  • A range of sizes - 10kg 15kg, 20kg 25kgs sacks or 10kg boxes. Also 1kg and 2.5kgs bags for retail and food service. )
  • Optically and laser sorted as standard.
  • Contracts are packed Right First Time (RFT) - this is cost-effective, as it is not re-packed from a bulk container, and safer as the order is not unpacked, which decreases the risk of plastic / cardboard contamination.

Its naturally sweet taste makes carrot a popular choice for Baby Food manufacturers, our 10mm dice IQF carrot can be found in several popular babyfood brands in the UK.

Hartley’s the specialists in Frozen Parsnips:

Parsnips can be tricky little things to grow and therefore we ensure we have a good geographical spread of growers to ensure supply. Our parsnips are lovely in Soups and Baby Food due to their sweet, nutty taste, this flavour develops after a hard frost when the cold temperatures convert the starches into sugar. 

  • Available in a range of slices and dices from 4mm to 50mm. 
  • We are able to meet the most stringent specs on micros and physicals such as colour and texture. 
  • Packaging in a range of sizes - 10kg 15kg, 20kg 25kgs sacks or 10kg boxes. Also 1kg and 2.5kgs bags for retail and food service.
  • Optically and laser sorted as standard.
  • Contracts are packed Right First Time (RFT) - this is cost-effective, as it is not re-packed from a bulk container, and safer as the order is not unpacked, which decreases the risk of plastic / cardboard contamination.

Hartley’s the specialists in Frozen Swede and Turnip:

Typically supplied to the pie and savoury pastry market – we have developed a range of bespoke Swede cuts to meet our customer’s requirements. Our favourite is the spangle cut (20x20x5mm).From growers in Scotland to Cornwall – we’ve got swede and turnip covered. If you would like a specific origin such as Cornish swede to go in your Cornish pasty then we can offer it.

  • Available in a range of slices and dices from 4mm to 50mm. 
  • We are able to meet the most stringent specs on micros and physicals such as colour and texture.
  • Packaging available in a range of sizes - 10kg 15kg, 20kg 25kgs sacks or 10kg boxes. Also 1kg and 2.5kgs bags for retail and food service. )
  • Optically and laser sorted as standard.
  • Contracts are packed Right First Time (RFT) - this is cost-effective, as it is not re-packed from a bulk container, and safer as the order is not unpacked, which decreases the risk of plastic / cardboard contamination.

Whether its for Carrot and Swede mash or the perfect pasty Hartley's can supply IQF swede all year round.

Hartley’s the specialists in Frozen Beetroot:

Beetroot has become very popular in soups for its appetizingly bright colour, rich earthy taste and solid texture.

Hartley's work with several beetroot growers mainly in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire to ensure we source the finest beetroot possible.We can process beetroot as an IQF product or a whole peeled veg. 

  • Available in a range of slices and dices from 4mm to 50mm.
  • We are able to meet the most stringent specs on micros and physicals such as colour and texture.
  • Packaged in a range of sizes - 10kg 15kg, 20kg 25kgs sacks or 10kg boxes. 
  • Optically and laser sorted as standard.
  • Contracts are packed Right First Time (RFT) - this is cost-effective, as it is not re-packed from a bulk container, and safer as the order is not unpacked, which decreases the risk of plastic / cardboard contamination.

Hartley’s Root veg

Throughout the growing season, we inspect the growing crops for quality and discount crops that have been damaged by disease or suffered from pest damage. We also monitor and record all pesticide and herbicide applications on every field.

Vegetables are then transported to our facility where they are washed, screened, sorted and diced, chopped or sliced. The diced veg is then blanched, screened by an optical sorter and quick frozen with options for additional sorting steps. From there it is packed (with a label for traceability purposes) and put into our cold store until it is sold to the customer.

The story from
field to frozen

We start with our farmers who have grown our spuds, parsnips and carrots for us for many years. Mark and Rodger grow their carrots just a stone’s throw from the factory. 



Around March time we contact our growers with what volume we think we will need for the coming harvest, then they plant the seeds around March/ April time.


Throughout the growing season (summer) we work really closely with our growers to ensure we get the best processing crops available; we go and inspect the crops to look for quality and expected yields, we don’t want to buy any crops which have been damaged by disease or suffered from pest damage.


We monitor and record all pesticide and herbicide applications on every crop. Crops such as carrots and potatoes require a lot of irrigation on lighter soils; in hot years like this one, they’ve drunk a lot!



When the crop is perfect to harvest we get them delivered directly from the farms in tractor pulled trailers… no need for lorries, it’s only a couple of miles away.


When the dirty spuds, carrot, swede and parsnips arrive we record their weight and load number then take them to the back of the factory where the whole process starts. Firstly, we wash the veg…


…Then it goes through a giant peeler which also takes out any stones and dirt as well as taking off the skin.


From here the whole peeled veg then goes inside the factory by conveyor where it is diced, chopped or sliced.


The veg is then blanched, screened by an optical sorter and instantly quick frozen before it is packed with a traceability label and put into our cold store ready to be sold to the customer.