€10,000 raised for local causes from Meade Potato Day
The fresh produce grower and supplier Meade Potato Company welcomed over 1,500 revellers to their farm in Lobinstown, Co. Meath for a Family Fun Day and 5K on Sunday as part of the Boyne Valley Flavours Food Series.
It was also to promote National Potato Day (Friday, 4th Oct.). The sun shone down on the runners and walkers, machinery display, pony rides, bouncy castles, Mini Tractor Grand Prix, bouncy castles and live music among other activities.
With entry by donation, the day served as a fundraiser with all proceeds going to the Ardee Hospice and the two local schools. All activities were free and the BBQ offered real value, translating into an affordable day out for the family.
To keep participants focused on the reason for the celebrations, the Meade Family offered free potatoes throughout the day in many guises: baked potatoes, chips, spiral spuddies and bags of white potatoes packed in their innovative new packaging. Sustainability is high on the agenda for the company and the blue bag mascot of their new White Potatoes in compostable packaging was front and centre throughout the day.
"We are thrilled to invite so many of our customers and the community to the farm to have fun, and to learn about and celebrate the potato. This year is extra special for us because we are very proud of the innovation we have brought to the market with our new blue compostable bag" says Eleanor Meade.
The day raised over €10,000 for Ardee Hospice and the local schools.