The days are shorter, the air is cooler, the leaves are falling, and the ground is frosting…all signs that fall is well underway. Whether this is good news or bad news for you, one thing we can all agree on is that this is an exciting and fruitful time for many Ontario farmers. This is true for those in the potato industry who are looking forward to harvesting the spuds of their labors after a wet and warm summer.
With so much rich and arable farmland around the GTA, it should be no surprise that some of the world’s best potatoes are grown in small Canadian communities like Alliston, Ontario. Arguably known as the world’s “potato capital”, Ontario Potato Distribution Inc. was one of the first to take advantage of these prime-growing conditions and continues to build on this legacy to date with its iconic potato production. But just because your potatoes are local doesn’t mean you can’t spice them up in the Kitchen with exotic recipes inspiring the imagination and appetite.
In anticipation of the upcoming 2017 fall harvest, we will be bringing you recipe ideas from Canada and around the world that take advantage of the best things potatoes have to offer this time of year. Whether it be a twist on the iconic Canadian poutine, a creamy German inspired Potato salad, or a zesty gnocchi from the Mediterranean, OPDI will provide you with ideas to spice up the dinner table with comfort food classics that will keep you coming back for seconds. So…get warm, grab a bag of Champion Brand Potatoes, and stay tuned for ideas on how you can make the most out of the 2017 fall potato harvest in the kitchen this fall.