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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.–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!

Final weekend of Winterlude

February 15, 2012

The third weekend of Winterlude is almost upon us…already.  Its been a blast!


The weather has turned mild and rainy, so the canal maybe closed Thursday and Friday, which will enable the ice to recuperate for the weekend.  The nights are looking great for ice making.   Check out the NCC website for conditions.

It looks like we will be closed on Friday, however fear not, we should be open Saturday 10-10pm and Sunday 10-6pm AND a bonus day….Monday (Family Day in Ontario) 10-6pm.


Hope to see you skating or walking the canal….the world’s largest ice rink!

Winterlude 2012

February 9, 2012

The first weekend of Winterlude in Ottawa is done and dusted!

It was a great weekend with perfect weather and lots of happy Spud’eads skating and munching.

We will be open this weekend Friday 5-10pm, Saturday 10-10pm, and Sunday 10-6pm.  The weather looks great for skating, walking and people watching on the ice….the worlds largest skating rink.

Grab a spud or wedges, a hot chocolate with marshmallows, hot apple cider (real cider, not powder!) from our friends at  Hall’s Apple Market  or fresh fair trade coffee and enjoy the fresh air!

Hope to see you on the canal!

Spudding on the canal

January 21, 2012

Update…we will be on the canal, baking spuds, during the NHL AllStar weekend and Winterlude.


Not sure timing yet…it’s all been a rush to get organized.


The truck and baking oven will be there, baking and wedging, plus hot/cold drinks…hot chocolate, coffee, tea, hot apple cider, etc.


In the mean time check out the NCC website for up to date info.


Stay tuned and watch this space….



Spudding moves inside

November 18, 2011

Well, that was a busy year! 

Non-stop from April til October! 

Next year is already shaping up to be as busy, with invitations to participate in events arriving regulary in our inbox. 

Our regular season has come to end apart for the 4 Christmas Markets.   Excited!

 The school hot lunch program is well underway, supplying spuds and salads to schools in and around Ottawa. 

Spudding moves inside…

This will be interesting and a challenge moving inside for the first time.  We will be at the Ottawa Farmers’ Market Christmas Market 4 Sundays inside the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park. 

Not able to cook inside the building, we will have our truck at Lansdowne Park, cooking and preparing the spuds and wedges.

Expect between 83 and 100 vendors from the OFM and invited vendors from other farmers’ markets from around the region.

Music, carollers, cooking demos, gift wrappers, and Christmas spirit inside the Aberdeen Pavilion.  A natural home for the Ottawa Farmers’ Market!

We are pumped and primed and excited to be at this (these) markets and hope to see you there.  If you go, drop by and say hello!

til then