Happy National Potato Day !!
Here are some facts about Potatoes courtesy of Bord Bia
- In total 245,000 tonnes of potatoes were produced in Ireland last year. That equal to the weight of a large cruise liner.
- There are 535 potato growers in Ireland with over five hectares of land.
- The household purchase penetration of potatoes is 97 per cent
- The retail value for potato sales last year is valued at €165 million.
- Meath, Dublin, Wexford, Louth, Donegal and Cork are the largest potato growing counties in Ireland
- The farm gate value of the potato sector was estimated at €122m for the 2012-2013 season
- There is more Vitamin C in a potato than an orange.
We love Spuds are Macaris :)