Potato Day This Saturday!
This Saturday is Potato Day, which is being celebrated at Sonairte, the Ecology Centre in Laytown, Co. Meath and which will be open to the public.
So what is a Potato Day?
It is a dedicated day when lovers and growers of the humble spud gather together to look, learn, eat and buy the tubers to plant for the new growing season. Over two hundred varieties are grown in Ireland nowadays. There will be over 100 varieties of potato on display over the weekend and there will be over 20 varieties for sale from the most modern to some of the oldest, with white, gold, blue, purple & black skins, and white, yellow, blue & red flesh. There will be heritage varieties from Ireland, Scotland, the UK, France, the USA & Mexico. Most of these potatoes are organic and all are certified disease free.
Terry Flanagan went to Laytown to find out more from Trevor Sargent, Chairperson of Sonairte.