South Canterbury farmer Raymond Bowan grew up around potatoes. As a young lad he earned his pocket money digging up spuds on the neighbouring property, returning home after a long day’s work with mud on his boots, dirt under his nails and a satisfied grin on his face.
Years later, when the local chip factory closed its doors, Raymond seized the opportunity to fulfil a lifelong dream, and Heartland Chips was born. To this day the potatoes we use are grown on the Bowan family farm at Fallgate, just outside of Timaru, South Canterbury, New Zealand.
When they leave Fallgate the potatoes are transported 30km down the road to the Heartland Chip factory, where they’re sliced, cooked, packaged and distributed to outlets throughout New Zealand, Singapore and, now, Australia!