Farm goes pot-ty for Olympic bid!

Airy Hill Farm chosen fto supply produce for McDonald's at the London 2012 Olympic Games... From left.. Farm partner Dave Pick, Gold Medal winning cyclist Lizzie Armisted, McDonald's Vice President of Finance Paul Pomroy. 114239a. Picture Kevin Allen. 20/10/11.
Airy Hill Farm chosen fto supply produce for McDonald's at the London 2012 Olympic Games... From left.. Farm partner Dave Pick, Gold Medal winning cyclist Lizzie Armisted, McDonald's Vice President of Finance Paul Pomroy. 114239a. Picture Kevin Allen. 20/10/11.

A HUNMANBY farm is digging in to help next year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Airy Hill Farm has been chosen to supply potatoes for fast food chain McDonald’s at the showpiece London event.

Youngsters from Hunmanby Primary School and mayor of the borough of Scarborough, cllr John Blackburn, were on hand to get a taste of the deal as they enjoyed a walk around the farm.

And the agreement was given an added golden touch as World champion cyclist and Olympic hopeful Lizzie Armitstead dropped by to celebrate the partnership.

Farmer David Pick, who runs the business with wife Liz and father-in-law Henry Sutton, said: “It was great to be able to showcase what we do and a real honour to help prepare for the Olympic Games next year.

“Meeting Lizzie also brought a little bit of Olympic magic to the farm.”

Paul Pomroy, vice-president of finance for McDonald’s, added: “The Olympics and Paralympics will be the largest peacetime catering operation in the world.

“It is top quality farms like Airy Hill that will make sure the operation is a success.”