pass the potatoes
Potatoes are one of the world’s most popular foods! They provide comfort AND they are very healthy.
Try changing out pasta, rice or bread for potatoes and you’ll be addding one more serving of fresh veggies to your diet everyday.
A medium sized potato has just 100 calories but is full of vitamins and minerals like B6, Vitamin C and potassium.
Eat the whole potato including the skin, to benefit from the soluable fibre. This helps with digestive health and helps you feel full for a longer time.
Growing in the fields and Growing our Business
Our potato business is growing strong! Not only do we grow fresh potatoes in and around Bradford, Ontario but we also are continuing to expand our operations into northern Ontario. While the growing conditions are certainly different than our main farms around in Gwillimbury, our team is excited by the challenges and opportunities of working with this rich, muck soil. We’ve recently invested to build new, state of the art, sustainable facilities for storage and packing near our headquarters, with additional buildings to support our Northern operations as well.
Frequently Asked Questions
Washing potatoes before storing will speed decay, so never wash when storing. Unwashed potatoes can be safely stored in a dry, dark place for three months at 45 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Buy only a week’s supply if you must store them at higher temperatures, which cause sprouting and shriveling. Do not store potatoes in the refrigerator. Below 40 degrees, potato starch turns to sugar, making the potato too sweet. Too cold of storage also darkens potatoes during cooking.
We grow Yukon Gold, white and red potatoes.
Red potatoes are a perfect choice for soups (that you don’t plan to purée) and potato salads because of their firmness and texture. With a slightly waxy texture, these tend to stay firm and hold their shape throughout the cooking process, whether they are being roasted or cooked in a stew.
Yukon Gold potatoes are a terrific all-purpose potato, with a natural buttery flavour. They are a great choice for most recipes.
White potatoes are also very versatile and taste delicious boiled, steamed, mashed, French fried, roasted, scalloped, and au gratin.