Meet the producer: Colwith Farm - from spuds to vodka


Here in Cornwall, we are very fortunate to have farmers producing superb potatoes that can be enjoyed from field to plate in as little as 24 hours.

Colwith Farm is a 200-acre family owned farm located between Lostwithiel and Fowey in Cornwall. The Dustow family supply fantastic spuds into local wholesalers and nationally to customers including McCain, as well as having their own thriving farm shop.

We met up with Steve and Chris Dustow from Colwith Farm to cook up a storm with some of their whole potatoes and newly released chips. Chris is a fifth-generation farmer on the land currently he currently manages with his father and grandfather. Together the family has over 100 years of potato growing experience.

In 2014, Steve developed Cornwall’s first potato vodka, ‘Aval Dor’, using Colwith Farm potatoes. Colwith Farm Distillery opened its doors to the public in 2018 and is Cornwall's first single estate distillery. It is open for tours, tasting and gin making masterclasses. 


Check out our recipe page for some delicious, comforting and seasonal potato-based recipes.