Royal visit for Hawick grown tomatoes

Scotty brand tomatoes Hawick farm princess royal Anne

Scotty Brand State of the art facilities officially opened

The Princess Royal officially opened Standhill Farm Glasshouse in Hawick, today ( 20th September 2017).  I had the pleasure of visiting earlier this year and try the tomatoes straight off the vine. Click here to find out more.

Scotty brand tomatoes Hawick farm princess royal Anne
credit Stuart Cobley

 

The custom-built state of the art greenhouse is huge and covers around 15 ½ thousand square metres (approximately the size of 2 ½ football pitches)!

Scotty brand tomatoes Hawick farm princess royal Anne
credit Stuart Cobley

 

The Glasshouse is part of  an initiative earlier this year to bring back Scottish tomatoes to the commercial growing market by the food producer, Scotty Brand and local farmer Jim Shanks. Scotland’s tomato-growing industry was previously a thriving industry, but declined in the 1970’s due to cheaper imports, but today Scotty Brand is behind the drive to resurrect this.

scotty brand picking
Picking tomatoes in April!

 

You’ll find the two types of Scotty Brand tomatoes; 240g Annamay Cocktail variety – sweet juicy on the vine tomatoes; and 250g Sweetelle baby plum tomato variety, in all Lidl stores in Scotland, Wholefoods, Dobbies as well as selected , COOP, Scotmid and Waitrose stores in Scotland until early November.

scotty brand tomato packs
Tomato packs from Standhill Farm and Scotty Brand

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