Co-operative adds Grown by Us porridge

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The Co-operative has expanded its Grown by Us own label range to include Scottish porridge oats.

The Grown by Us porridge oats have been grown by The Co-operative Farms in Scotland. The new product goes on sale at Co-operative Food stores across the UK from 20 October.

The Grown by Us oats were harvested for the first time this autumn and will be milled at Boyndie in Scotland.

Grown by Us is food and drink either grown by The Co-operative Farms, or made using ingredients grown by the business. The range already includes potatoes, carrots, onions, apples, strawberries, peas, beetroot, broccoli, sweetcorn, honey, flour, apple juice and cider.

In Scotland The Co-operative Farms also grow potatoes, strawberries, carrots, barley and rapeseed.

Christine Tacon, managing director of The Co-operative Farms, said: “We are constantly expanding our Grown by Us range as it has been so successful with our customers. Increasingly, people are going out of their way to find out where their food has come from and how it has been produced so it is important for us to increase our range of food so that they can trace it back to The Co-operative’s own farms.”