August 19th National Potato Day

One of the world’s largest crops and is the potato. It is believed that the potato was first harvested in Peru between 5,000 and 7,000 BC. There were drawings on cave walls finding the use of the potato, perhaps the first appearance of Mr. Potato Head (ok…no, not really). The potato can be served raw, baked, mashed, chipped, hash-browned, french fried, boiled, as soup, and maybe…just maybe… even in a dessert somewhere. It has saved many from starving to death and caused starvation when not available. It’s hard to imagine a day without potatoes.

How to celebrate – Fix some kind of potato with you meals today. Plant some potatoes in your garden. Buy a bag of potato chips.