Locally Grown Chipping Potatoes as a Market Opportunity
This section on the Bord Bia website is dedicated to developing marketing opportunities for locally grown potatoes destined for the chipping trade in Ireland.
In 2019, Bord Bia conducted market research, to establish consumer and trade views on fresh hand-cut ‘chipper chips’ and chipping potatoes. The research revealed great opportunities to expand the supply of quality locally grown chipping potatoes. This opportunity principally came from chip shop owners publicising the fact that potatoes they were using in their fryers were locally grown/sourced.
As a result, and to highlight the opportunity for locally grown chipping potatoes, Bord Bia has produced this promotional video exploring the market potential for locally grown ‘chipping chips’.
This video features how local supply chain relationships can be highly successful, for chippers receiving a continuous supply of top quality product. It demonstrates that Irish growers can grow chipping potatoes of excellent quality and that many chip shop owners and managers are using local potatoes very successfully in their business. Many of the chip shop owners working with locally grown potatoes saw local supply as an advantage in their communications with customers.
Chipping Growers List
|Company Name||Brand Names in the Trade||Company Address||Contact Name||Mobile number - person to
take sales enquires
|Website Address||Social Media Address||Product Range
|Markets Served||Market coverage|
|Reynolds Farm||Paddy Reynoldsemail@example.com|
|Rockvale Farm||"Rockvale Farm Chipping Potatoes" (Red and Black Bag)
"Irish Golden Chippers"
"Silver Star Potatoes"
|Rockvale Farm, Sheepwalk,
Fermoy, Co. Cork, P61 W242
|Colin Buttimerfirstname.lastname@example.org||0871449094||https://www.rockvalefarms.com/||https://www.instagram.com/rockvalefarm/||Suppliers of 20kg and 25kg Irish Chipping Potatoes to wholesalers and chip shops
||Chipping potatoes supply to Chip Shops,
Wholesalers, Prepared chips processors, etc
|Local and National|
|Meadowfresh foods||Meadowfresh foods||
IDA Youghal road, Tallow, Co Waterford, P51 X6XP
|John Geary / Kieran Kearneyemail@example.com||(058) 56555||N/A||N/A||25kg Washed and Unwashed. 15kg Washed/Unwashed/ Peeled
|O' Shea Farms||O' Shea Farms||Ardclone, Piltown, Co Kilkenny, E32 AW02.||TJ O'Shea / Kate Foleyfirstname.lastname@example.org||(051) 643733||N/A||N/A||25kg Washed and Unwashed. 15kg Washed/Unwashed/ Peeled
|Kilmore Potatoes Ltd||Kilmore Potatoes Ltd||Ringbawn, Ballyhealy, Kilmore, Co. Wexford||John Fortuneemail@example.com||0872862914||N/A||N/A||We are suppliers of 10kg, 20kg and 25kg bags of all types of potatoes, specialising in chipping potatoes and pre chip Potatoes to the restaurant & catering trade nationwide.|| Restaurant &
catering trade nationwide.
|John Thorne and Sons||John Thorne and Sons||Hedgestown, Lusk, Co Dublin, K45 H721||John Thornefirstname.lastname@example.org||0862775678||N/A||N/A||Suppliers of 10kg and 25kg chipping potatoes to the
wholesale and chipping potato trade
|Paud Flynn & Sons||Paud Flynn & Sons||Drummond House, Old Road Rush, Co Dublin||Laurence Flynnemail@example.com||0862554771||N/A||Instagram: flynns_farm
Facebook: Paud Flynn & Sons
|10Kg & 25Kg chipping potatoes to the wholesale
and chipping potato trade
|Wholesale, chipping potato trade, prepared chips processing
|PJMcCarthy Potatoes||PJMcCarthy Potatoes||Donomore, Lislevane, Bandon, Co. Cork P72XH56
||Eoin McCarthyfirstname.lastname@example.org||087 2359530||N/A||N/A||Suppliers of 10kg, 20kg &
25kg chipping potatoes to the wholesale and chipping potato trade
|Wholesale, chipping potato
trade, prepared chips and processing sectors.
|B & P Mitchell||Hillfarm||Hillfarm, Kilberry, Navan, Co. Meath||Barry Mitchellemail@example.com||0872986626||N/A||N/A||10kg, 20kg and 25kg chipping potatoes||Wholesale & chipping potato trade||All-island|