Here is the news release about this years event...
Saturday 5th February 2011 is the
date for your diary. We will be in the middle of Merrywalks Shopping
Centre from about 9.00am to 2.30pm selling over half a tonne of seed
potatoes - over 20 varieties supplied by Dundry Nurseries (see link
below in right hand column).
STROUD'S FIRST EVER POTATO DAY
GROW POTATOES: Come and buy seed potatoes at our stall in the
Merrywalks Shopping Centre.
COOK POTATOES: Over Farm and Newark farm in the Farmers Market
have interesting varieties to buy to cook yourself.
READ POTATOES: Our Potato
Recipe Book 'Pan-Fried, Peeled and Proud - Potatoes from Stroud',
is in it's second print and will be available for sale at the stall for
£4 (£3 stroud pounds).
EAT POTATOES: Participating restaurants on the day include
Woodruffs, Star Anise, J Rools and Mills who will all be celebrating
with a particular potato recipe to try.
Philip Booth, organiser of the Stroud Potato celebrations said: "Grow,
Cook, Read and Eat potatoes. Stroud Potato Day is a celebration of all
things potato but the big hope is that folk who have never grown veg at
all will give a spud a go and those that have will try some different
varieties. We have half a tonne of seed potatoes that we will be selling
from a stall in Merrywalks cheaper than many other outlets."
Stroud Potato Day is a Transition Stroud project with all proceeds
going to low carbon projects in Stroud. Many volunteers are making the
day possible including some adults with a learning disability from a
local day service, Randwick Village Hall for tables and Dundry Nurseries
for supplying the seed potatoes to make the day possible. See more on
this blogsite. See background to day here.