Black Gold Farms Fresh Texas Colored Potatoes Available Now
- by Alexis Schreiber
PEARALL, TX - Black Gold Farms began harvest of the 2019 fresh crop of Texas colored potatoes earlier this week. The first run fields have indicated that the quality will be up to par!
“Getting into fresh crop for the year is always exciting—for us at the farm and for our customers,” said Keith Groven, Sales Manager of Black Gold Farms. “Retailers are thrilled to get their hands on fresh red and yellow potatoes.”
According to the company’s press release, Black Gold Farms recently finished up a strong storage season out of its North Dakota location. Texas-grown red and yellow potatoes will ship from Pearsall, TX, as well Black Gold Farms’ Arbyrd, MO, packing facility until early June. After that, Black Gold Farms will transition to its Missouri fresh colored potato crop that will pack and ship out for the summer of that location.
“I’m really excited to be digging our fresh red and yellow spuds,” said Steve Wright, Farm Manager of the Pearsall farm. “I’ve seen a lot of really good-looking potatoes come out of this area year after year—and this particular season, I’m especially excited.”
Wright noted that optimal weather, timing, variety, and land selection are triggers that set up the season for success.
Black Gold Farms also aims to leverage consumer demand for local potatoes.
“Texas retailers particularly, have witnessed the demand that Texas-grown colored potatoes can create. A lot of product can move when consumers know it’s local,” said Groven.
Texas locally-grown 5 pound poly packaging and half bins for Texas Locally Grown programs for 2019 are now available.
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