Potato Day is a regular part of the gardeners’ calendar in Stroud, thanks to Transition Stroud and Down To Earth, who jointly run the event. The cake was actually made from mashed potato rather than potato flour.
Jane Brown, one of the organisers, said: “This was Stroud’s 5th Potato Day on a bitterly cold morning selling seed potatoes in Merrywalks. We had 18 varieties of Early and Main crops, traditional varieties like International Kidney (Jersey Royals) to the more modern varieties with blight resistance like Casablanca. From salads like Charlotte to favourites like Pink Fir Apple. We were, once again, supplied by the lovely Garden Centre suppliers, Dundry Nurseries. We sell potatoes in small quantities at a competitive price and also allow people to count out their own, even buying one potato to try out a variety or for growing in containers for those with less space or for children to grow their own special potato! Norah Kennedy once again made the delicious lemon drizzle cake made from mashed potatoes. A real treat for visitors.”
As always the tubers were supplied by the very wonderful Chris Evans of Dundry Nurseries – if you missed Stroud Potato Day then go along to Dundry for one of the countries biggest selections of potatoes: http://www.dundrynurseries.co.uk/
Filming on mobile phone by Philip Booth. See more about Stroud Potato Day at: http://stroudpotatoday.blogspot.co.uk/