Cornwall's own potato mountain
A potato mountain made from Cornish Early new potatoes was
featured at the Royal Cornwall Show and was sold off bit by
bit to show goers.
More than a ton of the dirty little spuds, grown only in
the far west of Cornwall, was piled high as a central feature
of the Penwith Producers' stand in the WFU Food and
Distinguishing characteristics of Cornish Early potatoes
are the sweet taste, delicate dust-like skin and that they're
sold 'deliciously dirty' to protect their texture
until ready to cook. At the Royal Cornwall Show visitors were
able to buy a bag of the spuds for just £2, taken directly
from the potato mountain and pick up a new edition of the
Deliciously Dirty booklet packed with Cornish Early information
"The potatoes will be taking centre stage on Penwith's
stand," said Penwith District Councillor Adrian
Semmens. "This crop is a true speciality food and
is a very important crop for Penwith growers. Its popularity
with chefs and consumers has soared in recent years, so we're
expecting lots of interest at the Royal Cornwall Show."
The potato mountain was complemented by a massive banner
picturing and naming the people who grow and support the Cornish
Early crop. For more details about Cornish Early potatoes
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The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the
Isles of Scilly has invested in Taste of the West through
the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF).
Anyone considering a new horticulture, food and
land based industries project is advised to speak with Martin
Butler at Government Office South West on 01752 635134 before
commencing development as there are now only limited funds
available due to the successful uptake of funding by the agricultural
sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
A variety of photography is available, ranging from harvest
and product shots to recipe images.
Penwith Business Centre, with support from Penwith District
Council and Taste of the West Cornwall, is driving the countywide
campaign to promote the Cornish Early new potato. The objective
is to create a demand for the potato amongst trade (restaurants
and hoteliers) and consumers, supporting the efforts of Penwith's
producers and demonstrating the potential of the market for
Taste of the West in Cornwall is a £5million Objective
One gateway project, funded by the European Agricultural Guidance
and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF), the Department for Food, Environment
and Rural Affairs (Defra) and private matched funding. It
is part of the Taste of the West regional food group. Taste
of the West's Cornwall project includes a trade development
programme, a marketing grant scheme and a capital grants scheme,
available to small and medium sized food businesses which
produce, sell or process foods in Cornwall and the Isles of
Scilly. For more information log on to www.cornwalltasteofthewest.co.uk.
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