Tomasz Bieńkowski (President PPF)
“We are very excited to bring the Europatat Congress 2023 to Poland for the first time ever. Currently, we are the second largest producer of potatoes in the EU and the potato industry has a significant share in Polish food production, which annual turnover reaches several billion zlotys.”
Tigran Richter (President Europatat)
“This year we are looking at a very interesting edition of our Congress in Poland, a very important market for potatoes. The Congress will provide a lot of substantive discussions for colleagues around Europe and beyond on the future of the potato trade given the current geopolitical and economic constraints.”
Visit to Farm Frites Poland Dwa and Podole Wielkie – Farm and Potato Distillery
Farm Frites Poland Dwa was established in 1993, when two Dutch companies Farm Frites B.V. and AVIKO B.V. joined their forces for a joint investment in Poland which was the construction of French fries plant in Lębork. Farm Frites Poland Dwa became its main raw material base, supplying potatoes of specially selected varieties which had not been previously grown in Poland. The company is the first and so far the only Polish potato producer awarded the title of McDonald’s Flagship Farm. It is also the mem
ber and the pilot farm of the Polish Association of Sustainable Agriculture “ASAP”. Currently Farm Frites Poland Dwa farms in the area of 2,5 thousand hectares and employs about 60 people. It is among the largest and most modern farms in Poland, remaining the leader in the supply of potatoes to Lębork’s factory.
The Podole Wielkie distillery, which has over 150 years of tradition, has always been an integral part of the farm. Today it is one of the few remaining agricultural distilleries in Poland.
- 08:00h – 10:30h Departure from the hotel/arrival at the farm
- 10:30h – 11:00h Welcome coffee
- 11:00h – 13:30h Farm presentation and visit
- 13:30h – 14:30h Lunch
- 14:30h – 15:00h Drive to the potato distillery
- 15:00h – 17:00h Visit the potato distillery
- 17:00h – 19:30h Return to the hotel