Stallholder Profile for Binneys Tornado Potatoes
Your name: Steve and Nyree Binney
Your business name and facebook/website name and link: Binneys Tornado Potatoes - https://www.facebook.com/Binneys-Tornado-Potatoes-522600444563196/
The suburb/town you live in now: - Toogoom, just outside Hervey Bay
What is it that you make and what skills do you use?: Slinky potatoes spiralled onto a stick, placed into a light batter, deep fried and topped with a selection of 9 different flavoured salts.
How long have you been creating?: Steve had been working on the business for 1 year and 3 months and I quit my full time job to join him in June last year.
Is it a full time/part time hobby or business?: This is our full time job
Where do you sell your creations?: We travel up and down Queensland for work, our potatoes work best with music festivals, school fetes, car shows, food and wine festivals and of course The Hand Made Expo. We are so grateful that most of our work comes out of Rockhampton and the CQ area
What makes you so special or different?: I don't think we are anymore special that anyone else that does the same product. We have found what works for us, it differs to what others do with how we prepare our potatoes, we hand pick every spud from local produce farmers to create a streamline product that people enjoy.
What is the most rewarding part of what you do?: Hands down it has to be the people we meet and the places we get to travel to. Everyone is happy to be there, friendly and having a great time
What is your favourite product to make?: As we only specialise in the one product, it has to be our slinky potato. My favourite salt flavour would have to be Sour Cream and Chive, closely followed by Salt and Vinegar. At times we also make real fresh cut potato chips, gluten free with nothing added other than the real taste of potato and your choice of flavoured salts
Do you teach classes or workshops?: No