JE Hartley Frozen Veg

Steevo

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Location
Gloucestershire
Anybody in Yorkshire know about these guys?

Watching the viners on Inside the Factory. Talk of them growing 77 square miles of peas! At 50,000ac that sounded humongous!

Looking at their website they mention:

“Hartley’s have been growing peas around Knottingley and Tadcaster since 1954 and for good reason. Yorkshire is perfect pea country and with over 20,000 hectares on our doorstep, we can process crops locally in under 150 minutes, clocking up a minimum of food miles.”

Just wondered.....
 

czechmate

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Mixed Farmer
Best student job I ever had taking pea samples for Findus throughout Lincolnshire rallying around farm tracks in a MK 1 Escort and getting paid a rediculous amount of money as well.


Sounds great

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Chae1

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Aberdeenshire
Best student job I ever had taking pea samples for Findus throughout Lincolnshire rallying around farm tracks in a MK 1 Escort and getting paid a rediculous amount of money as well.
I did the same job in Essex. In a knackered Toyota hilux! Didn't get paid a ridiculous amount of money unfortunately.

I started early in morning. What time did you start?
 

melted welly

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Location
DD9.
I did the same job in Essex. In a knackered Toyota hilux! Didn't get paid a ridiculous amount of money unfortunately.

I started early in morning. What time did you start?

aye you started at half 4/5 in the morning, and left your bloody alarm going in the caravan ?

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renewablejohn

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Location
lancs
I did the same job in Essex. In a knackered Toyota hilux! Didn't get paid a ridiculous amount of money unfortunately.

I started early in morning. What time did you start?
Met the viners at midnight for hot meal in the field then at first field by 2am back to factory by 6.30 and breakfast in the canteen by 7am. Test results out by 8am telling viners which fields to harvest first. It was the mileage allowance that made the job worthwhile.
 

Lowland1

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Mixed Farmer
Best student job I ever had taking pea samples for Findus throughout Lincolnshire rallying around farm tracks in a MK 1 Escort and getting paid a rediculous amount of money as well.
That sounds more fun than driving a viner .i spent a summer after university driving a viner maximum working speed 1 mph and at that most of the peas went out the back. However got to see the world or at least saw bits of Rutland as well as Lincolnshire. I am able bore my kids with ' see that field in 1988 i harvested peas in it'
 

jendan

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Anybody in Yorkshire know about these guys?

Watching the viners on Inside the Factory. Talk of them growing 77 square miles of peas! At 50,000ac that sounded humongous!

Looking at their website they mention:

“Hartley’s have been growing peas around Knottingley and Tadcaster since 1954 and for good reason. Yorkshire is perfect pea country and with over 20,000 hectares on our doorstep, we can process crops locally in under 150 minutes, clocking up a minimum of food miles.”

Just wondered.....
Thought Hartleys just made jam,or wrote books about fishing?
 

Patrick JE

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Location
North Yorkshire
Hartley’s have 100% control of how are peas are grown and harvested selecting up to 200 fields each year from a pool of 20,000 hectares of land in the vale of York and along the length of the Magnesian limestone belt.

Each year 60 land suppliers provide 2100 hectares of land for growing peas and petits pois.

Lifted from their website further down t'page.
 

Steevo

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Location
Gloucestershire
Hartley’s have 100% control of how are peas are grown and harvested selecting up to 200 fields each year from a pool of 20,000 hectares of land in the vale of York and along the length of the Magnesian limestone belt.

Each year 60 land suppliers provide 2100 hectares of land for growing peas and petits pois.

Lifted from their website further down t'page.

Thank you!!

Clearly the BBC research team lifted the 77sq.miles from the 20,000ha figure on the website that I quoted! Thought it sounded rather excessive.
 

Top cereal and oilseed growers honoured at the Yield Enhancement Network Awards 2021

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Despite an average growing year for most crops, many growers managed to go above and beyond their predicted max yields, with Lincolnshire grower Tim Lamyman taking the top spots for his wheat yields and his world record breaking winter barley yield.

The highest cereal and oilseed yields achieved at harvest 2021 were announced at this year’s Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) Awards on Wednesday 24th November at the Croptec Show. With award presentations by Tom Bradshaw, Vice President of NFU, 24 farms took home the evening’s top awards for highest yield and highest potential yield achieved for wheat, winter and spring barley, oats, and oilseed. The 2021 winners came from all corners of the UK, as well as from as far afield as Finland and New Zealand.

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