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October 3, 2023

New crop, fresh-run Markon First Crop (MFC) Norkotah Potatoes are currently being shipped out of Idaho and Washington. 


  • New crop harvesting is expected to finish next week
  • Current fresh-run product is producing small size potatoes (90- through 120-count); larger size potatoes (40- through 80-count) are limited
  • Quality remains excellent; 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 a very light, white surface residue that can easily be brushed off and poses no quality problems
  • MFC Norkotahs will begin to ship out of storage the week of October 16


  • New crop Burbank harvesting will finish next week; all potatoes will come out of storage by the week of October 16
  • Fresh-run Burbanks are currently available; small sizes dominate availability
  • Limited supplies of storage Burbanks will be available as late harvests go through the “sweat” process
  • 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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