Grocery shoppers got quite an eyeful at the Superstore in Charlottetown on Thursday, Sept. 22.
About 140,000 pounds of spuds — which the PEI Potato Board is calling the largest display of potatoes ever assembled — were piled up outside the store.
The grocery store, in partnership with Garden Isle Farms, is selling 7,000 20-pound bags of potatoes for $2, with proceeds of each bag being donated to support childhood hunger programs on P.E.I.
Any unsold product will be donated to local Island food banks.
Greg Donald, general manager of the potato board, said P.E.I. used to hold the “unofficial” record for the largest potato display, but the record was broken in 2012 by a retailer in Washington State.
“Now the title is back here in P.E.I. where it should be,” he said.