Comber Earlies are here..

As we enjoy the long evenings and this lovely warm weather, our local farmers have started to dig the first early potatoes of the season in Northern Ireland. Look out for them in stores this weekend!

As always, the weather dictates when we see these Comber spuds on our dinner plates but thankfully, despite a wet and cold start the recent warm spell means the first harvest is just getting underway on the shores of Strangford Lough.

Comber earlies are eagerly awaited and have a unique, earthy taste – we think they taste even better this year! They have always been regarded as a delicacy by local consumers & local restaurants. This has been officially reflected in the attainment of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status for these unique potatoes. This will continue to set them apart as a unique, local product with distinct eating characteristics.

Early potatoes have a distinctly new earthy flavour. They can be quickly boiled in their skins as it’s loose from the early harvest and enjoyed as part of a main course or included in salads. We honestly love them in their plainest form – steamed or boiled in their skins, a nice chunk of melting butter and a sprinkle of salt & pepper.

Our consumers love to get back to basics with great fresh, local produce and comber potatoes are the perfect solution.

Watch our recipe page for ideas on how to best cook these unique potatoes.

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