An Spud Off Mor

Calling all spud growers in the South Monaghan Area. We are in search of the best potato in South Monaghan. The winner will be crowned ‘Farney Spud Champion 2015’

This competition is open to:
● Community Groups
● Schools
● Individuals

Potatoes must be grown locally
Spud Love

On the competition date they should present their piping hot spuds, cooked but not seasoned.

Rules and judging:

Tasting will be ‘blind’ and be done by a panel of 5 judges.

Five whole hot spuds of tasting standard must be presented. Spuds must be either boiled or steamed, with nothing added including butter, salt and pepper.

The spuds must be delivered by the contestants or by a family member at the time advised by the organisers – late arrival may result in penalty

Scoring will be out of 10 for each of

Appearance; Texture; Smell, Taste; and Overall Satisfaction Level.

Independent persons will then deliver the spuds to the judges, to keep the process ‘blind’ (independent and objective).

The sequence of presentations to judges will be decided by a lot draw by the organisers.

Cooking can be done at home or at/near the tasting location. Each contestant must be present during the competition. Each contestant is responsible for organising his/her own cooking.

Contestants must nominate their spud variety when registering.

There is no monetary prize, but certificates will be presented to the winners.

Registration is €10 per entry. Proceeds are in aid of Transition Monaghan.

The eligible parishes are
• Annaghmullen
• Ballybay
• Carrickmacross
• Castleblaney
• Corduff
• Donaghmoyne
• Inniskeen
• Kilanny
• Latton
• Magheracloone

To register call Conan on (086)0641864

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