UPDATE: POTATOES

September 13, 2022

Potato supply challenges persist in the Northwest. Expect highly elevated markets and tight supplies for the next several weeks.

  • New crop harvesting is expected to be completed in late October
  • Large-size Idaho Norkotah supplies (40-through 60-count potatoes) remain tight; small-size potatoes (90-through 100-count supplies) are ample
  • Large-size order fulfillment will improve, but remain sporadic

Norkotahs

  • Norkotah quality remains good; skinning and excess moisture may be observed in fresh-run potatoes
  • New crop potatoes have not gone through the sweat process yet
    • Potatoes may release moisture as they cool, causing very light, white surface residue that can be easily be brushed off
    • The white residue will dissipate as potatoes dry and does not pose any quality problems
  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Norkotahs will begin to ship out of storage in mid-October

Burbanks

  • New crop Burbank harvesting will begin in late September; packer label cartons will be available to ship
  • MFC Burbank Potatoes will be available once the sweat process is completed (approximately late October/early November)

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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