In Ireland, dryer weather is welcomed this week by areas where harvesting conditions are problematic, particularly Donegal. This dry period will hopefully aid the digging of the main Rooster crop. National Potato Day takes place on October 4th this year.
Ireland and a World Potato Congress are completely synonymous. Because of history and tradition, Ireland’s relationship with the potato is unique. In the late sixteenth century, the potato made its way from Peru to Ireland.
Largo Foods, a leading manufacturer of snack foods in Ireland, has taken the bold step of changing its name to Tayto Snacks, in a move designed to reflect the “strength, longevity and recognition” of its flagship brand, Tayto Crisps.