UPDATE: CHIPPING POTATOES

May 27, 2022

Chipping potato storage supplies continue to diminish. Volume is low; quality is fair, at best.

  • Due to the Northwest’s record heatwave this past summer, this year’s storage crop did not produce enough stocks to ship through the transition to new crop spring/summer potatoes
  • To extend storage supplies over the next few weeks, suppliers who still have potatoes on hand will be allocating or filling orders based on six-week averages
  • Suppliers are sorting through product that would normally be culled out in order to fulfill orders
  • Remaining stocks will exhibit multiple quality concerns:
    • Discoloration
    • Thin skins
    • Pressure and shoulder bruising
    • Mixed sizing
  • Once ready for production, new crop potatoes will be sourced from several growing regions such as Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas
  • New crop potatoes are expected to become available the week of June 13

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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