Pembrokeshire Potatoes for Wales Holidays visitors to West Wales cottages
Published: Saturday 14th Dec 2013
Written by: The Wales Cottage Holidays Team
The Pembrokeshire coast may be one of the best in the world but did you know that the Pembrokeshire Early Potato now has protected European status.
The humble potato from the county joins the elite ranks of Welsh lamb, Parma ham and champagne to be awarded Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status by the European Commission. Under the EU’s protected food name scheme, certain food and drink products receive Europe-wide legal protection against imitation and misuse. Only potatoes originating in the county are allowed to be called a Pembrokeshire Early potato and the award was granted on behalf of Puffin Produce based in Haverfordwest.
Pembrokeshire Earlies have been grown in the county since the mid C18th and are considered to be a treasured product. Welsh food products have grown considerably in status over recent years and it’s always worth checking out local food and farmers markets while on holiday in Wales cottages.