Looking Forward to an Event-Filled Fall with PEI Potatoes!

(CHARLOTTETOWN, PE  –  August 26th, 2013)   September and October are the start of harvest season for Prince Edward Island Potatoes, and to celebrate, the PEI Potato Board is involved in a number of festivals and events on Prince Edward Island in the coming months!  Potatoes are not only a major cog in Prince Edward Island’s economic engine, but are also a part of the Island’s cultural identity.  The Potato Board is proud to be a sponsor of a number of high profile events that appeal to Islanders and visitors alike!
The PEI Shellfish Festival (http://peishellfish.com/) runs from September 12th to 15th in Charlottetown, and once again, the PEI Potato Board is sponsoring the PEI Potato Chowder Competition.  The competition has two heats, one on Friday starting at 4:45 pm and another on Saturday starting at 2:00 pm, with the Champion crowned later in the afternoon on Saturday.  There will also be a PEI Potatoes booth on the Festival Grounds, where Chef Ilona Daniel of Holland College’s Culinary Bootcamps will be sharing some PEI Potato Chocolate Cake samples!
As part of the 2013 Fall Flavours Festival, PEI Potato growers are proud to present Toe Taps & Taters, a Fall Flavours Signature Event hosted at the Canadian Potato Museum in O’Leary on Friday, September 27th!  This potato-packed evening of food and entertainment will be hosted by Chef Lynn Crawford of Food Network Canada and tickets are going fast!  Visit the event website (http://www.peipotato.org/fallflavours/) for more information or to purchase tickets.  Also, PEI Potatoes have a contest to win a prize pack which includes two tickets to Toe Taps & Taters and a night at the Rodd Mill River Resort…enter through our site for your chance to win!  Follow PEI Potatoes on Facebook (/PEIPotatoes) or on Twitter (@PEIPotatoes) for more chances to win prizes or discover delicious PEI Potato recipes!
Farm Day in the City is Sunday, September 29th in Downtown Charlottetown.  The PEI Potato Board will have a display on Queen Street where the public will be able to pick up some recipes for dishes that incorporate PEI Potatoes, learn more about how potatoes are grown, and meet our mascot, Tate!  
PEI Potato growers are also proud to support the Kids Spud Run (http://www.peimarathon.ca/kids-event) on October 19th the UPEI Alumni Canada Games Track.  Kids up to the age of 14 are invited to participate and admission is free!
Prince Edward Island Potatoes are world renowned for the great taste and quality that comes from growing in the unique red soil of PEI.  The potato industry in PEI creates a total economic impact of $1.065 billion dollars and directly or indirectly employs over 12% of the Island workforce.  The Prince Edward Island Potato Board is a producer-controlled association dedicated to supporting the highest performance of an economically and environmentally sustainable potato industry.