100 ways to enjoy a Pemberton potato
Fried, baked or mashed, distilled, or as crispy chips… Pemberton potatoes are at the heart of a healthy 100 mile diet. And harvesting is underway, now that Slow Food Cycle preparations aren’t here to distract our local growers!
But they can be very sneaky. Hard to tell apart…
…until you taste them.
Here are some of our favourite places to find Pemberton potatoes:
- straight from the field, at the Pemberton Farmers Market every Wednesday, 4pm – 7pm
- at the Pemberton Valley Supermarket (in the winter, all their loose unbagged potatoes are from Pemberton)
- ordered through Spud.ca (Across the Creek Organics)
- direct from Helmers Organic Farms, (fifteen different varieties!) at East Van (Trout Lake) Farmers Market, Kits Market, Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton Markets
Or in a range of value-added forms.
- at the Mt Currie Coffee Company (breakfast wraps and hearty soups from Helmers Organics),
- Blackbird Bakery (fresh loaves of potato bread from Across the Creek Organics),
- Grimms Deli (traditional potato salad),
- The FoodLovers at North Arm Farm (purple potato salad)
- The Pony
- The Wildwood group of restaurants (hash browns and French fries) and Caramba in Whistler (Kuurne Farms),
- on pizza at Whistler’s Creekbread, the famous Pemberton Potato Pie (from North Arm Farm)
- at the baked potato bar on Whistler Blackcomb all winter, (Across the Creek is growing 25,000 Russet potatoes, as well as Yukon Golds for Steep’s and Christine’s where they like to serve them smashed)
- incorporated into dishes at Raincity, C, Nu, Peartree, Bishops, Quince, Bridges, Monbella, DB Bistro and Lumiere (Helmers)
- at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s Wildflower restaurant, where fingerling potatoes are dished up in Le Creuset at the breakfast buffet
- bottled as the world’s only organic potato vodka, Schramm Vodka (Across the Creek)
- and in Hardbite Potato Chips, grown from Pemberton seed potatoes (from John and Denise Van Loon) in Maple Ridge.
Now we’ve just got to get McDonald’s on the program.
Make sure you’re eating the real thing. Choose Pemberton potatoes.
(Send us your sightings of Pemberton potatoes! We’re always on the hunt.)