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Posted 2/9/2018 9:40am by Dennis Skoworodko.

I used to think that all potatoes were pretty much the same... bland tasteless mush that was not interesting at all. And then I discovered that there was a whole world of tasty delicious interesting potato varieties that you would never see on a grocery store shelf. Now potatoes have become such a healthy, delicious and important part of our diet. We grow 8 different varieties of potatoes for your eating pleasure, with different tastes, textures and colors. I group potatoes into 3 general categories: White fleshed, yellow fleshed and fingerlings. White fleshed potatoes are generally best for boiling and mashing. They have a higher starch content than yellow potatoes which results in a fluffy mashed potato.  Yellow fleshed potatoes will on the other hand make a clumpy mashed potato, which is not bad, just different.  Yellow fleshed potatoes are our biggest sellers. They tend to be more moist and "buttery" flavored, with our "Butter Baby" variety our most popular potato by far. They are great baked, boiled or fried with beautiful color, taste and texture. Fingerling varieties in general have a great flavor and waxy texture.  These characteristics make them great for soups, roasting and dishes like scallop potatoes. Potatoes are such a healthy veggie. Sadly, they have had a bad rap in our present culture, however many ancient civilizations thrived on a diet with potatoes as the cornerstone of their nutrition. Potatoes are low in calories, no fat, sodium or cholesterol, high in vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants and more potassium than a banana. So this summer, we hope we can tempt you to expand your potato palette and try some gourmet premium organic potatoes from Our Farm  

Dennis and the Our Farm Team  

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Posted 4/18/2017 4:19pm by Dennis Skoworodko.

We began chitting the potatoes almost 2 weeks ago (read more here).  


Just a bit of heat and light and these potatoes are coming to life. Kinda like Saskatoon dwellers in springtime.

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Posted 4/5/2017 6:06am by Dennis Skoworodko.



Time to “Chit” away! Chitting is pre-sprouting our potatoes before we plant them out to give us a head start on the growing process. We set out our “seed” potatoes in crates and expose them to light and warmth. Then they start sprouting little green sprouts, which form into the plants leaves. This way, when the ground is warm enough for us to plant them out, they already are actively growing and on their way. This gives us a head start on growing them so we can offer to you this tasty and versatile veggie sooner in the season. This season we will have 10 varieties of potatoes – the seven top favorites from last season and 3 new varieties to keep it interesting. I always thought a potato is a potato, until we discovered how many different varieties there are. And the tastes and textures and colors! So different and delightful! If you think potatoes are boring, let us entice you with some amazing tasty potatoes like you have never had before. 

Our potatoes (as all our veggies) are certified organic. Potatoes, like onions, helped us make the decision to grow organically. When potatoes are grown industrially, they are often sprayed with a growth inhibitor while the plant is still growing, to be absorbed into the fruit that we eat, to prevent sprouting in storage. Also, when grown industrially, they can also be sprayed with a desiccant, to kill off the foliage, to make it easier for harvesting. We feel that ingesting these chemicals into our bodies does our bodies no good, so we do not use any of these methods, and we get a beautiful potato that is chemical free, tasty and healthy. 

So cheers to the potato! Looking forward to being able to offer you a delightful range of tasty potatoes this season!

”What I say is that if a man really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.” - A.A, Milne

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