Keogh's farm are gaining a lot of interest in the media, with numerous write ups in the papers, as well as television and radio interviews. If it's true that consumers buy products because of the people behind them then this would certainly be the case for Keogh's, who each can sell the potato, and how they farm them, with lots of passion. It also helps that the products they produce are fantastic. They have excellent quality potatoes and in recent times they have been making the most perfectly seasoned, irresistible crisps. Traditionally potatoes were the choice for the Irish dinner table but in recent years pasta and rice have been taking their place. When choosing potatoes as part of our diet we are not only choosing a low fat, nutritional and economical food but quite importantly we are supporting local Irish producers. Keogh's are now on a mission to crown the potato the National Vegetable of Ireland and would like to encourage everyone to sign their potato petition. http://www.keoghs.ie/potatopetition.html
If you would like to celebrate all things spud, the second National Potato Day occurs next Saturday. The Tall Ships Festival is happening in Dublin this week and the guys at Keogh's have decided to set up a pop up farm in the city centre. They will be bringing crates, hay, tractors, and naturally lots of potatoes to the farm stall on the North Quays. They will also have spud games and lots of fun activities, all focusing on tastings and nutritional info about potatoes. To add to this there will be lots of goodies given away. The farm will be there from Thursday until Saturday but National Potato Day is on the Saturday, Aug 25. To celebrate National Potato Day the lovely people at Keogh's will be giving me a jam packed hamper, which I will have a competition for here on the blog, sometime next week.