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SPU-LOG (Spud Blog)

April 14, 2014

Just wanted to let all our spud ‘eads know that we will NOT be at the experimental farm for Easter! 

YES we know, can’t imagine Easter and NOT being at the farm. Unfortunately after 14 years of being “the food” at the farm, another company apparently did a deal…and that’s it we’re done!  All’s fair in love and spuds we guess…well maybe not fair, but onwards and spudwards! 

We had a great time there, and have made many friends, and hopefully, loyal customers who will find us at all our other locations!

So locations, locations ……we have great and exciting things planned for the year ahead!

From May 1st you can find us every Thursday and Friday, 10am til 5pm,  baking on the street at Spark Street Farmers’ Market

with our Victorian baking oven. Drop by for lunch! 

Saturday will see us baking at Westboro Farmers’ Market, and Sundays at Brewer Park Farmers’ Market…busy, busy, busy!

We also will have the spud truck out at other locations (to be announced!) selling our delicious freshly baked spuds, wedges and of course our range of pasties! 

Follow us on twitter/facebook and our spu-log, to see where you can pick up a freshly baked pasty or potato!

SPLOG Update

April 26, 2013

Yes, I know its been awhile…. oh behave yourself!

 

Easter came and went at the Agricultural Museum @agmuseum in the Experimental Farm, in Canada’s capital.  It was great to see our regulars back and meet new people, all enjoying themselves with the farm animals.

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It’s almost time for the Farmers’ Market season….

Ottawa Farmers’ Market at Brewer Park, Sundays 8am til 3pm, starting May 5th

OFM at the Westboro location, Byron Linear Park on Richmond Road, Saturdays 9.30am til 3pm, starting May 18th

then the Hot Potato food truck will be at the Manotick Farmers’ Market every Saturday, 9am til 2pm, starting June 1st

 

Plus we have some festivals, private events, and a highland games or 2 lined up….busy summer for this SPUD ‘EAD!!!

 

Follow us on twitter @hotpotatotruck and facebook >>>  The Hot Potato Company.

 

SPLOG….OUT.

SPLOG (Spud Blog)

November 16, 2012

August 18th….August 18th…are you kidding me!   It’s been awhile since we’ve updated this blog.

For more up to date, on the spot, info and happenings, tune into our facebook page “The Hot Potato Company” or twitter account.  @hotpotatotruck

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One more outdoor farmers’ market left, Sunday, November 18th at Brewer Park, from 9am til 3pm.

Then it’s inside the CE Centre on Uplands Drive, the Ottawa Farmers’ Market,  Nov. 25th, Dec. 2, 9, and 16th, 9am til 3pm.

We are really X-cited about being inside, in a controlled environment, where our spuds and toppings can really shine!

LOOK out for some new and delicious options.  Menu to be announced soon.  Also, we are working on some new X-citing product lines.

The inside space will have room for 122 booths, lots to do and see.

Hope to see you there.

 

 

til then.

Fall Update

August 18, 2012

As we enter the fall season, we thought we should update our schedule!

We are booked most weekends into November and loving it!   We are also available for corporate or private events.  Call us.

Let’s see…our semi reg spot is Sundays, 8-3pm, Ottawa Farmers’ Market at Brewer Park.

Starting June 23rd, we will be at the all new rocking Manotick Farmers’ Market, 9-2pm, across from Watson’s Mill in beautiful Manotick, by the river.  Good news!!!  Extended to the end of September!!!

Also, on Saturdays until October 27th, we will be at the all new Westboro Farmers’ Market, located in the park on Richmond Road at Golden.  This market opens from 9.30am til 3pm.

Unfortunately we will not be at the  Ottawa Folk Festival, this year.  As much as we tried, our ducks didn’t line up for this one, this year.

September 27-30, Metcalfe Fair, Metcalfe, Ontario, our local agricultural fair.

Plus, several private and corp events in between.

Busy times continue for this Spud’ead!

-til then

Easy living

June 22, 2012

Summer’s here and the living is easy, or so the song goes!

We are booked most weekends and loving it!   We are also available for corporate or private events.  Call us.

Let’s see…our semi reg spot is Sundays, 8-3pm, Ottawa Farmers’ Market at Brewer Park.

Starting June 23rd, we will be at the all new rocking Manotick Farmers’ Market, 9-2pm, across from Watson’s Mill in beautiful Manotick, by the river.

Canada Day weekend we are at the Agricultural Museum at the Experimental Farm.

July 20-22 its Stewart Park Music Festival in Perth, Ontario (if you want free music, beautiful surroundings, you may want to check this event out!)

August 3-4 the Glengarry Highland Games in Maxville, Ontario, bagpipes, kilts and lots of fun.

September 6-10 we are at the Ottawa Folk Festival, newish venue, new dates and new music.

September 27-30, Metcalfe Fair, Metcalfe, Ontario, our local agricultural fair.

Plus, several private and corp events in between.

Busy times for this Spud’ead!

-til then

To market, to market, to buy a…

May 5, 2012

Tomorrow is the start of another season, its 7th, of the Ottawa Farmers’ Market.

We will be there!  Sundays 8-3pm.

New location, new vendors, new customers!  Check out the details.   http://secure.campaigner.com/Campaigner/Public/t.show?S4U6–DJaw-vq40A2

This season we have added a new item…the Market Potato.  At the beginning of each market, we will walk the market and gather ingredients from other vendors and create a topping for a baked spud or wedges.  It could get interesting and the flavours might surprise you.

Fresh healthy goodness!

The market menu will be baked potatoes and wonderful wedges (sweet potato also available) loaded with cheese, sour cream, garlic butter, house made fresh salsa, garlic and curry dips, the Market Potato or our very own Market JunkFood, the HPC POUTINE!

Market Breakfast, 2 egg omelet with fresh veggies, plated with wedges or in a wrap, fresh fairly traded locally roasted coffee (Happy Goat Coffee), fresh squeezed lemonade and herbal teas, round out the selection.

Time to catch up!

April 5, 2012

Its been awhile since this Spud’ead logged into BlogLand.  We have been keeping in touch mainly via facebook  The Hot Potato Company and twitter @hotpotatotruck.

Our last outing, Winterlude, didn’t turn out the best, but we had 1.5 good weekends out of 3.  Thanks to everybody who dropped by the truck on the ice.  It’s funny because when we pulled out, we decided to use the ramp at Fifth Avenue because it is flatter.  So here we were driving down the canal from Concorde to Fifth Ave. (about 3-5 km), a food truck and a van (towing the potato oven), just like the Ice Road Truckers on tv, or at least it felt like that!

It’s Easter weekend coming up and that means we will be at Canada Agriculture Museum, situated at the Experimental Farm in Canada’s Capital City, Ottawa.  So, grab the family and friends, and drop by the farm in the city.  The weather’s going to be excellent!

If you have been following the news re: the redevelopment of Lansdowne Park, then you know the Ottawa Farmers’ Market  (our semi-regular gig, every Sunday, during the summer) will be moving to Brewer Park while the construction takes place.  The market opens at Brewer Park, on Bronson Ave. May 6th.  BUT, to say goodbye to the Aberdeen Pavilion and Lansdowne Park, there will be a Spring Market on Sunday, April 15th from 9 til 3pm.  It will be much like the Christmas market that was a huge success.  Hope to see you there!

Thats it for now Spud’eads.  Enjoy!

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