This year we were pleased to be part of the Heart Foundation’s Tick Stand at both the Auckland and Wellington Food Shows. It was a great opportunity to be in front such a large audience with another organisation who is promoting healthier choices. The Heart Foundation Tick programme is making it even easier and quicker for consumers to make healthier food choices such as NZ grown potatoes!
The Auckland event was held on from Thursday 30th July – Sunday 2nd August and was attended by 35,093. Potatoes NZ spent some time on Saturday at the Heart Foundation’s Tick Stand sampling Cumin Roast Potatoes. These were incredibly popular with plenty of people coming back for seconds!
There was a lot of conversations about locally grown potatoes and in particular what variety of potatoes is best for particular types of cooking. So here is a quick guide on choosing the right potato for its end use.
The Wellington Show was held Friday 4th September – Sunday 6th September with a smaller attendance than previous years with only 13,000 over the 3 days. The atmosphere at Wellington was more like a Farmer’s Market, with friends catching up over samples, rather than the “shopping & eating” frenzy at Christchurch and Hamilton.