The farmer led Mighty Spud potato promotion programme will be back at Balmoral for 2018. This year, “Mighty” is joining with his friends in the horticulture industry in promoting the best of local produce in the Healthy Horticulture area of the show.

The key message is simply “You will find spuds at the centre of all our great meals” – The reasons bear repeating –Our mighty spuds are full of flavour; fat and gluten free; high in fibre and cool on calories – only 74 calories in a peeled and boiled medium potato. For the full story look out for the Mighty Spud and join us at the “Our Growing Industry” Pavilion of the “Healthy Horticulture” area of the show.

We have loads of seats in our “Couch Potato” zone and a kitchen serving samples of recipes, using the very best of local potatoes, fruit and vegetables. You can stay a while, enjoy the best of local flavours, pick up some helpful recipe cards and then head on with renewed vigour to see the rest of the Show.

The Mighty Spud himself will be out and about the show bringing the message to children young and old.

The Mighty Spud promotion is funded by potato producers and packers in Northern Ireland with the support of the Ulster Farmers Union and some funding in previous years through the NI Regional Food Programme. . The three year programme commenced in May 2015 with the specific aims of i) increasing consumption of fresh potatoes and fresh potato products within Northern Ireland and ii) encouraging the use of local quality produce.

For more information on the programme come and see us at the Show  and follow us on #MightyNotHumble