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Frederick Hiam Improving Onion Packing Performance

Posted 04/04/2018 : By: Alice Goodrich

Frederick Hiam Ltd secured LEADER funding in October 2017. The Brecks Local Action Group approved funding for the purchase of bespoke onion grading and packing equipment, to automate the business' service in response to rising labour costs. The system will also enable the business to start producing 1kg and 5kg bags of onions to appeal to a wider variety of retail preferences.

Frederick Hiam, based in Brandon, has been establish in Norfolk for over 100 years, providing a wide variety of crops, but most notably onions, potatoes and parsnips. Today they farm 7,000 acres of land using the latest growing techniques to produce high quality market fresh vegetables.