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Adelaide auction of new season baby potatoes 1 November

The South Australian New Season Baby Potatoes Auction will be held at an Industry Dinner on Friday 1 November 2013. This annual auction is organised by Potatoes South Australia Inc, the peak representative body for the potato industry value chain, and there will be a competitive bid for a box of premium baby potatoes; the first for the season.

The first auction was held last year, and $3,000 was raised for the Little Heroes Foundation, a charity dedicated to supporting children living with cancer and serious illness, and their families. Again, all proceeds from this year’s auction will support the Foundation.

Robbie Davis, CEO of Potatoes South Australia Incorporated, said “South Australia is the nation’s largest potato producer with farm gate production worth $206 million and it is only fitting that we celebrate Spring’s potato harvest. Potatoes also represent the largest horticulture contribution to the state’s gross food revenue (>$440 million)”.

“The auction will bring out the best amongst South Australia’s philanthropic primary producers, service providers, researchers and other stakeholders who are keen to secure the best potatoes of the season and make a positive contribution to charity,” she added.

The Dinner, at the Hackney Hotel, Hackney will celebrate the industry’s many achievements and its unity, bringing about 100 stakeholders together. Guest speaker is the Hon Gail Gago, MLC, Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries.

Ms Davis urges all potential bidders to “dig deep” on the night. “Not only is the auction a chance to attain the finest potatoes in the country (if not the world), but it’s also an opportunity to support a worthwhile cause,” she added.
These pristine, delicious baby potatoes; packed full of vitamins B6, C, fibre, potassium and antioxidants are nature’s answer to sustaining good health and are the best companion for lamb, beef, pork, game, poultry and seafood. They will feature on the menu of course!

For more information:
Robbie Davis
Potatoes South Australia
Tel: +61 8 8425 4531
Mob: +61 427 084 319
Email: robbiedavis@potatoessa.com.au
www.potatoessa.com.au

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