A celebration of our - in fact, rather special - spud!

Plenty to see at the show. Pictures: Jim Fitton

Plenty to see at the show. Pictures: Jim Fitton

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A s-mash-ing time was had by all who visited the Calder Valley Organic Gardeners’ annual Potato Day

The event, held at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Mytholmroyd, attracted more than 300 people throughout the day.

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners Potato Day at Church of the Good Shepherd, Mythomroyd. From the left, Mick Chatham, Joan Sleight and Sim Cramer.

Calder Valley Organic Gardeners Potato Day at Church of the Good Shepherd, Mythomroyd. From the left, Mick Chatham, Joan Sleight and Sim Cramer.

Around 30 varieties of super spuds were on the menu and visitors enjoyed browsing some of the unique, unusual varieties on offer, as well as the old favourites.

Organic and non-organic varieties were on offer and best-sellers on the day included Charlotte, Desiree, Sarpo Mira, Red Duke of York, Kestrel and the Pink Fir Apple.

Keith Williams, of Calder Valley Organic Gardeners, said: “There were varieties that people know, but we try to introduce newer varieties to get people to try them.

“Once people have their favourites it’s hard to change, but if people try newer varieties and find they like them, they want them again.

People come back year after year and it seemed to be a really successful day

Keith Williams, Calder Valley Organic Gardeners

“People come back year after year and it seemed to be a really successful day.”

And a crop of special spuds could now sprout up over the Calder Valley as people begin to chit their seed potatoes, before planting them in early April.

The spud-tastic event also included children’s activities, crafts, stalls, a potato raffle plus tasty food and drink at the Potato Cafe.