Meet the growers: Carisma potatoes

Here’s another great reason to cook with potatoes: 8 cents from each kilogram of Carisma potatoes sold at Coles until 1 June 2021 will go to the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation.

Carisma potatoes in a glass jar

Aussie-grown potatoes take centre stage in comforting family meals during the cooler months. And if you’re looking for a versatile potato variety that tastes great in a range of dishes, you can’t go past Carisma (available nationally, excluding Tasmania). These medium-sized washed potatoes have a delicious flavour and creamy texture that’s perfect for everything from potato salads to gnocchi. Lower in carbs than other varieties, they’re great with or without the skin and ideal for boiling, roasting or mashing.

From 5 May until 1 June 2021, 8 cents from each kilogram of Carisma potatoes sold at Coles will be donated to the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation. Funds raised will help Aussie school kids learn positive food habits.

Meet the growers: Mitolo Family Farms 

A family-run business based in the Adelaide Plains region of South Australia, Mitolo Family Farms supplies a range of produce for Coles, including Carisma, Gourmandine and Red Royale potatoes. Group managing director Frank Mitolo began learning the ropes from his father, Bruno, in his early teens. “We’re all about doing things in the best possible way,” Frank says. His favourite way to enjoy Carisma? “I slice them into steaks, boil them and then gently sauté them in a little butter. Delicious!”

A potato farmer in his field

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