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Pure Pembrokeshire Gold

In this episode, Rachael Garside visits a farm where the harvest of 'Pembrokeshire gold', the humble potato, is about to get underway.

28 minutes

Digging up the details......

Digging up the details......
Pembrokeshire Early Potatoes have been grown in the county since the mid-1700s and is considered a treasured product. Known for their distinctive sweet and earthy taste, the Pembrokeshire Earlies are a seasonal crop, picked using traditional methods. So it's a busy time of year for the producers, not least for Peter and Gina Smithies at Trehill Farm, located on the coast, just outside Marloes. They have been growing early potatoes for 16 years alongside their other farm enterprises of traditionally bred cattle, sheep and cereals. Rachael Garside meets the Smithies who, as tenants of the National Trust, also farm with biodiversity and conservation benefits in mind.