Cal-Organic Farms to Ship Fresh Crop Organic Potatoes
- by Robert Schaulis
BAKERSFIELD, CA - This week, the organic growing experts at Cal-Organic are adding new in-season options to the company’s comprehensive lineup of organic vegetables. Cal-Organic Farms has announced that it will start shipping freshly-harvested, new crop red and gold potatoes to customers in the United States and Canada. The organic-focused division of Grimmway Farms is among the first growers to offer new crop potatoes this season.
Organic russet and rainbow fingerling varieties are set to follow in early June.
“We are anticipating outstanding quality and consistent supply to launch our fresh crop potato program,” said Bob Borda, Vice President of Organic Sales at Grimmway Farms, in a press release. “Our team is focused on achieving the best taste and appearance possible—this starts with comprehensive field testing and extends through harvesting and handling techniques we’ve developed to optimize the quality of our potatoes. The extra steps we take to care for our crop helps us ship an end product consumers will want to purchase again and again.”
The company noted, in its press release, that Cal-Organic provides a variety of sizes and consolidated shipping options to suit all retail, foodservice, and industrial needs.
Cal-Organic is currently harvesting reds and golds in the desert and will transition to harvest its complete portfolio of organic potatoes in Kern County in late May. Growing in two regions in California allows Cal-Organic to provide its premium quality potatoes early and sustain consistent supply through October.
Organic red and gold potato offerings will include traditionally sized 3- and 5-pound packs, as well as 50-pound bulk cartons filled with A, B, or C sized spuds. A potato medley of red and golds packed together in a 3-pound pack and a brand new 1.5-pound bag will also be available. And Cal-Organic is introducing a 1.5-pound pack of red potatoes in uniform B and C sizes, ensuring quicker cook times and providing customers with an option at a lower price point.
Cal-Organic will release organic russet potatoes in 3- and 5-pounds packs and 50-pound bulk cartons later in the season, as well as rainbow fingerlings—including gold, red and purple varieties—in 1.5-pound mesh packs and 25- and 50-pound bulk cartons with single color options available for bulk orders.
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