POTATO enthusiasts had their chips as they flocked to Mold to celebrate the humble spud.

The town centre played host to 'Potato Day' on Saturday as crowds flocked to the Daniel Owen Centre for all things spud related.

It was organised by Flint Share, a volunteer run social enterprise which produces organically grown food with and for its members.

The enterprise began in 2011, and Peter Brownhill, one of the organisers said the Potato Day event was one of the most successful yet.

"Usually we host the day at St Mary's Church in Mold, but this year it clashed with the farmers market so we moved to the Daniel Owen Centre", he said.

"We hosted coffee and cake in the morning and the event was well attended considering it was the first time we had been there, and we have been going for about seven years now.

"The potatoes were supplied by Matthew Smith of Brighter Blooms in Preston."

Flint Share has three sites in Flintshire, in Cilcain, Northop and by Hawarden Farm Shop.

Mr Brownhill added: "We set up the tables the night before and prepared the room ready for the small team of Flint Share members to prepare the cafe and tables.

"We started at 8.30am and people came from the local area and from outside the area to, from the Wirral and Cheshire.

"It tends to attract people who are allotment holders and garden owners.

"They buy stock, not just potatoes but onions, varieties of seeds, bulbs, even baked beans."

Mr Brownhill said Flintshire is always looking to recruit new members - if you are interested just book in with a committee member at your nearest site which can be found on the website at www.fflintshare.co.uk/

The 'Potato Day' event was supported by Mold Town Council and Cittaslow Mold.