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Potatoes Are Appealing - Prairie Fare

Potato Packets for the Grill
Potato Packets for the Grill
By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist NDSU Extension Service

“When are Potato Days?” I asked my husband.

“It’s in a couple weeks, I think,” he responded.

“I wonder if it’s being held sooner than that. I’ll Google it. I don’t want to miss having my annual potato dumpling!” I said as I picked up my iPad and began searching for information for the festival, which dates back to the late 1930’s.

I’m glad I checked the date. The big potato event of the summer was the following weekend and we made plans to attend.

I must admit that the dumplings are the greatest draw for me, but there are lots of other things to do in Barnesville, Minn. during their annual potato extravaganza. Activities range from potato sculpting to a potato cook-off and a tator tot pageant.

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