Within our portfolio of services AGP provides a full range of prepared vegetables for the food manufacturing sector in the UK and through Europe.
A broad scope of whole, unpeeled and peeled, cut products are supplied, including carrot, parsnip, onion, sweet potato, butternut squash, swede and more!
NPD and Innovation is at the heart of what we do. From growing large trials of speciality varieties, to looking at the latest machinery and new cuts, our supplier led approach aids our customers in meeting the needs of a fast moving and demanding food industry.
Please contact Jack with any queries or requests relating to NPD.
Carrots are at the heart of AGP, our founder Alfred Pearce began growing carrots in the 1960's for the canning industry. Grown on our own land or with long standing partner growers in the UK and Europe our carrots are supplied in all formats from bulk loads to carefully prepared spaghetti.
AGP currently grow and handle 18,000 tons of parsnip per year for freezing, export and food manufacturing. Freshness is key with this root to prevent browning. Our unique set up allows us to harvest, process and supply to customers in under 24hrs. Parsnips are supplied whole, top and tailed or fresh prepared for roasting trays and ready meals.
At AGP we grow & procure, peel and prepare 10,000 tonnes of onions per year. Unlike carrots & parsnips, onions are a stored crop. To ensure quality onions our Crops Managers carefully manage growing, procurement and storage. We have invested heavily in peeling equipment and in hyrdocooling our onions post peeling to ensure customers can maximise shelf life.
Though root vegetables have traditionally been at the heart of AGP we also grow, source and prepare a wide range of vegetables and speciality items including sweet potato, beetroot and butternut squash. As growers ourselves and with our heritage within the produce industry we are well placed to offer sourcing solutions to customers however difficult or unusual.