Potatoes NZ and The Food Show

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Potatoes NZ and The Food Show 

 

 

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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.

 

 

The Great NZ Food Show 2015

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The Great NZ Food Show 2015

 

 

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The Great NZ Food Show was held at the Mystery Creek Events Centre in Hamilton from Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th May.  Potatoes NZ was asked by the Heart Foundation Tick Team to join their stand on the Saturday.  While outside the day was windy, grey and pouring with rain.  Inside the show was a hive of activity (along with being warm and dry!) with some visitors making the trip all the way from Gisborne!

This vibrant culinary event was in its second year of showcasing some of the best in food, wine and new innovative products.  Their were celebrity chefs, tastings, gadgets and plenty of artisan, gluten free and organic products.  So plenty to satisfy everyone in the mighty Waikato!

Potatoes NZ showcased the multi-talented potato.  There were Potato Skins and Potato Dip to try (which was a massive hit) along with Lemon Pepper Baked Potatoes.  Hundreds of recipes were handed out to Potato Dip converts along with the new nutrition resource.

It was a great day in the Waikato and we look forward to the next food show in Auckland.

Christchurch Food Show 2015

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Christchurch Food Show 2015

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2015 was the first year Potatoes NZ has featured at the Christchurch Food Show.  This years event was held from Friday 1st  -Sunday 3rd May.  Potatoes NZ joined The Heart Foundation Tick team on their stand on Saturday morning.  Following on the success of the 2014 Food Show, this was a great chance to connect with our southern friends, communicate the nutritional benefits of potatoes and share some great tasting recipes.  On the stand we were taste testing the crowd pleaser Potato Skins.

Find the Potato Skin recipe here.