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Lidl Ireland and Meade Farm introduce limited edition Irish Gold Potatoes

Lidl Ireland and Meade Farm introduce limited edition Irish Gold Potatoes

March 22, 2021
Lidl Ireland and its supplier, Meade Farm, have introduced an exclusive limited edition range of Irish Gold Potatoes
Brexit to revitalise Ireland’s seed potato sector

Brexit to revitalise Ireland’s seed potato sector

January 29, 2021
Ireland’s seed potato sector looks set to get a Brexit shot in the arm. This was one of the key messages delivered courtesy of the second Spring Tillage Webinar, hosted by Teagasc this week.
‘Stop/start’ harvest results in challenging year for Irish potato growers

‘Stop/start’ harvest results in challenging year for Irish potato growers

January 16, 2021
Not getting the maincrop harvest completed until the days directly before Christmas has added considerably to the production costs incurred during 2020 by some potato growers.
The Meade Potato Company in Ireland has started to extract starch from surplus potatoes and potato processing by-products

Meade Potato Company adds starch extraction facility

December 10, 2020
Irish potato grower and packer Meade Potato Company has entered the starch commodity market by extracting starch from surplus potatoes and potato processing by-products.
Irish Potato Market Report: retail demand remains strong

Irish Potato Market Report: retail demand remains strong

November 13, 2020
Consumption and retail demand remains strong as we approach week 4 of lockdown measures although processing trade remains minimal.
Brexit reality dawns for Irish potato growers

Brexit reality dawns for Irish potato growers

October 14, 2020
The potato trade has been warned to have all seed potatoes for next year’s crop imported from Britain by December 31. A trade notice issued by the Irish Department of Agriculture said imports of 'certified seed and ware potatoes' from Britain will be prohibited from the end of 2020 when the UK leaves the EU.
World Potato and Europatat Congresses, Ireland, 2021 – Postponed until 2022

World Potato and Europatat Congress, Ireland, 2021 – Postponed until 2022

October 01, 2020
World Potato Congress Inc., Europatat and the Irish Potato Federation have announced the postponement of the World Potato Congress (WPC) and the Europatat Congress planned for May/June in Dublin in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Registration for the World Potato Congress 2021 in Dublin, Ireland is Now Open!

Registration for the World Potato Congress 2021 in Dublin, Ireland is Now Open!

August 11, 2020
Registration for the World Potato Congress 2021from May 31 to June 3, 2021 in Dublin, Ireland is Now Open!
Frost causes severe damage to early potato crops in Ireland– pictures

Frost causes severe damage to early potato crops in Ireland

May 22, 2020
Freezing temperatures around Ireland over the past week has damaged many early potato crops.
Keogh’s: Potato sales surge as consumers seek healthy choice

Keogh's sees potato sales surge as consumers stock up on the healthy staple

March 31, 2020
A surge in consumer demand for healthy home-cooked foods has seen a 'phenomenal' uplift in fresh potato sales – with increases as high as 70% with certain customers, according to Tom Keogh, managing director of well-known potato and crisp company Keogh’s.
Irish farm opens contactless drive-thru potato service to help combat coronavirus lockdown

Irish Farm Opens Contactless Drive-thru Potato Service to Help Combat Coronavirus Lockdown

March 30, 2020
An Irish farm has found an innovative way to keep Ireland fed during the coronavirus pandemic: a contactless drive-through potato service.
Irish Farm Center Potato Market Update for March 2020

Ireland: potato demand retail soars, food service drops

March 23, 2020
With the COVID-19 situation developing over the past week demand across all sectors has been mixed. Demand from retailers this week has soared and is reportedly as high as the Christmas period when trade normally peaks.

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