May 10, 2019Black Gold Farms’ Texas-grown potatoes to reach retailers soon
Black Gold Farms started harvest of the 2019 fresh crop of Texas colored potatoes the week of May 6-10.
“I’m really excited to be digging our fresh red and yellow spuds,” said Steve Wright, manager of Black Gold’s Pearsall, Texas 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.”
“Getting into fresh crop for the year is always exciting — for us at the farm and for our customers,” said Keith Groven, sales manager, Black Gold Farms. “Retailers are thrilled to get their hands on fresh, red and yellow potatoes.”
Black Gold Farms recently finished up a storage season out of its North Dakota location.
Texas grown red and yellow potatoes will ship from Pearsall, as well Black Gold Farms’ Arbyrd, Missouri 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 of that location for the summer.
Texas is an example of where local makes a difference.
“Texas retailers particularly, have witnessed the demand that Texas-grown colored potatoes can create,” Groven said. “A lot of product can move when consumers know it’s local.”
Texas locally grown 5-pound poly packaging and half bins are available for Texas Locally Grown programs for 2019.