TWO crisp-making farmers who use eco-friendly packaging for their crunchy snack are celebrating after winning the contract for the Glastonbury Festival.
Two Farmers duo Sean Mason and Mark Green, who are based at Peterstow near Ross, have beaten off the competition to be the only crisp brand at the world famous five-day music festival, which attracts more than 200,000 people.
And they put the crunch on the opposition, such as big name brands like Golden Wonder, thanks to their “100 per cent plastic-free and compostable packets”.
The festival’s organisers have been in the forefront of environmental initiatives for large-sized events, banning the sale of single-use plastic bottles in 2019.
Sean said: “For a long time now, Glastonbury has been making huge efforts to make the festival a more environmentally-friendly event with commitments towards a more sustainable future.
“We are thrilled to now play our small part in helping make a big difference and hope to raise awareness of the easy plastic-free swaps that are now available.”
The Little Pengethley Farm business evolved over a pint and a bag of crisps in 2018 when the two farmers hatched a plan to turn their own Peterstow potatoes into the crunchy snack.
It has recently made two appearances on television, including Gregg Wallace’s Inside the Factory on BBC2.
And with flavours like Hereford bullshot, salt and cider vinegar, lightly salted, and Hereford hop cheese and onion, they say their hand-cooked crisps celebrate local ingredients whilst causing minimal impact to the environment.
With a plastic-free and compostable bag, the green brand now makes up to 20,000 packets of crisps per day.
The packets are made from three layers of sustainable cellulose and plant-based and biodegradable ink and glues.
Typically, they decompose in six to nine months, say the duo.