The Mighty Spud ‘feeds’ cash strapped students for week

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The Mighty Spud, a potato promotion campaign run by NI Potato growers, recently teamed up with Queen’s University to ‘feed a student house for a week’ as part of the college’s healthy eating programme

It is hoped the initiative will promote the ‘spud’ as a cost effective and nutrient rich meal option for the money conscious students.

Pictured is Gavin Fenton, from Glengormley who is studying computer science at Queen’s, with a hamper packed full of delicious Northern Ireland ‘spuds’ and other tasty essentials thanks to big-hearted potato growers including Richard Orr, from William Orr and Sons. Gavin scooped the prize for his winning money saving tip, ‘Save your change in something you can’t open!’, which was chosen by Queen’s Student Union president from a shortlist of entries.

‘The Mighty Spud’ campaign showcases the endless ways to use potatoes, the impressive nutritional creds they hold and the great work of growers in keeping the potato tradition alive in Northern Ireland.

As one of the most versatile, economic and easily available whole-foods, surely the spud should be staple mealtime favourite in all student households. You can find recipes, how-to guides and little known facts about the Mighty Spud at or at Humble or @MightyNotHumble on Twitter.