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September 12, 2023

Fresh-run, new crop Markon First Crop (MFC) Norkotah Potatoes are currently be shipped out of Idaho and Washington. Expect the market to continue easing for the next few weeks.


  • New crop harvesting is expected to be completed in late October
  • Large-size Idaho Norkotah supplies (40-through 50-count potatoes) are plentiful; small-size potatoes (80-through 100-count supplies) have tightened
  • Norkotah quality remains great; 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 may be present and will dissipate as potatoes dry and does not pose any quality problems
  • MFC Norkotahs will begin to ship out of storage in mid-October


  • 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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