After harvesting, it is time for noisy and tasty agricultural holidays, many of which are dedicated to your favorite potatoes. It is interesting that these events from sales fairs are gradually turning into vibrant regional events that attract not only buyers, but also tourists.
Potato Day in the city of Melenki, Vladimir Region, has been celebrated for five years in a row. The choice of the “heroine” of the holiday is not accidental: in Melenkovsky district, more than half of the total potato crop of the Vladimir Region is harvested from year to year. The leadership of the district in potato production is provided by five farms: AO PZ Ilkino, SEC PZ Dmitrievy Gory, LLC Melagro, LLC Melenki, and peasant farm A.P. Volkova. Thanks to them, Melenki is secretly considered the potato capital of the region.
On the day of the holiday in Melenki you can buy the best gifts of this land: potatoes, honey, pears, apples, tomatoes, cucumbers, wild berries, fruit and berry seedlings. The city also hosts a demonstration of agricultural machinery, exhibitions of products by masters of decorative and applied arts are held, numerous venues with games, attractions, songs and dances are organized.
Potato Day is an important holiday for the city of Gavrilov Posad, Ivanovo region. The Posad Agricultural Fair with this name has been held here for 12 years in a row. However, this figure is rather arbitrary. Archival documents show that the wide fair in Gavrilov Posad was successfully held in the 18-19 centuries.
Like centuries ago, "Potato Day" today is a wide selection of all kinds of vegetables and other farm products, but the queen of sales, of course, remains the famous Gavrilovo Posad potato! According to ancient legends, it was once used not only for food, but also for the manufacture of a delicate cosmetic product - powder, which was supplied to the court of Catherine II! By the way, this year all guests of the fair could personally make themselves a royal gift by attending a master class on making potato powder according to old recipes.
The program of the fair included other exciting events: among them the exhibition-suitcase "Potato Banquet", which was held under the slogan "Delicious reading - for everyone without exception!"; educational game quiz for children and adults “Potato competition”; folk games, fun and performances of the Petrushka street theater "Visiting the Potatoes".
A memorial sign in honor of potato growers established in the village of Terpilitsy, Leningrad Region in 2016.
This is the name of the gastronomic festival, which annually takes place in the village of Terpilitsy, Volosovsky district of the Leningrad region, on the basis of the Oktyabrskoye farm, the largest primary potato seed growing enterprise in the region.
Volosovsky potato is considered one of the gastronomic brands of the Leningrad region. It became famous due to the unique taste and friability obtained, according to potato growers, thanks to correctly selected varieties, unique soils and climatic conditions of the region.
Representatives of the best farms of the region gather for the holiday, they bring their achievements to Terpilitsy: seed and table potatoes of various varieties. But the festival is not just an exhibition and sale. On this day, celebrations of potato-growing veterans are organized here, contests, quizzes, and comic competitions are held.