Share your love for the spud at Smiarowski potato festival this weekend

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For the Gazette
Thursday, October 05, 2017

SUNDERLAND — “Spuds,” “taters,” “tubers,” and all things potato will be celebrated this weekend at Teddy C. Smiarowski III Farmstand and Creamery’s third annual Potato Festival.

Events take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Smiarowski Farmstand and Creamery, 320 River Road and continue on Sunday during the same hours.

Featured this year will be goats from Prospect Meadow Farm in Hatfield; and a sauerkraut demonstration from Zesty Zim’s, which is “a local family in Sunderland that makes their own sauerkraut using cabbage grown by our farm,” said Kathleen Dion, mother of Ted Smiarowski, farm owner.

Mr. Potato Head will also be there, “a friend of mine who is willing to wear a costume and walk around greeting the crowd,” Dion continued.

That’s in addition to a photo booth, arts and crafts, potato-themed games for children, a sunflower maze, locally sourced and made Polish food, and a tractor that children can touch.

Food includes “a spread of potato-based dishes, as well as a number of homemade soups,” a notice on Facebook about the event says.

Prospect Meadow Farm’s goats can be seen Saturday and Zesty Zim’s demonstration is scheduled to run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Mr. Potato Head’s meet-and-greet is scheduled Sunday from noon to 2 p.m.