So much more than chips!
The little town of Sa Pobla (population 12,000) on the rich agricultural plains heading up to Alcudia is known as the potato capital of Mallorca. The fertile soil of the miles and miles of fields
surrounding it produces three potato crops a year without the need for rotation and this fecundity is known as the 'miracle of the land' by local folk.
Much of the crop – about 19,000 tonnes - is exported to Britain and Germany which makes it Spain's largest exporter of potatoes! Thankfully, there's still plenty left for next weekend's shindig,
the annual Potato Festival taking place in the town's main square.
So, on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th June, everything's coming up potatoes from 19.00 until midnight. There are activities for kids, live music and of course hundreds of tasty dishes featuring the
humble spud as a protagonist or merely in a supporting role! No less than 34 bars, associations and groups will have stalls set up where you can try the dishes costing from €1.50 up to €3.00 and
all washed down with the usual beer, wine or soft drink at 'popular' prices.
The council have produced an informative PDF, informative if you understand Catalan that is, but if not, don't
worry, just do what I do, point, pay, and eat.