Aug 18, 2022
Wet spring, high input costs a challenge, but Eagle Eye Produce ready to ship ’22 potatoes

Harvest 2022 is underway in many of the major potato-producing regions of the United States, including Idaho and Washington.

Eagle Eye Produce, a significant grower and shipper of fresh produce, is starting to ship new crop russet, red and yellow potatoes from packing facilities in Idaho and Washington, the company announced Aug. 18.

Eagle Eye Produce’s director of sales, Coleman Oswald, offered insight on the 2022 growing season through the press release.

Freshly harvested russet potatoes from Eagle Eye Produce.

“We are extremely excited and thankful to get a new harvest underway, Oswald said. “Due to a cool, wet start to the growing season, we are a bit delayed starting harvest, but the crop is look very good and there is a tremendous amount of demand built up, due to the short supply year we are  transitioning from.” Idaho yields were down in 2021 due to excessive heat.

Oswald added: “Overall acreage for this season is down due to limitations with irrigation water and increased input costs for growers and packers. With the challenges early in the growing season, we anticipate slightly smaller size profiles and a bit lighter yield, but, overall, we are very pleased with the quality and excited to get this crop out of the ground and ready for consumers.” 

To prepare for the upcoming crop, Eagle Eye Produce built new state-of-the-art storage facilities and invested further into their packing facilities by adding cutting-edge equipment and automation to reduce labor constraints, improve quality and contribute to more consistent packs year-round. Eagle Eye Produce has also bolstered its supply of red and yellow Idaho-grown potatoes with increased acreage as consumer demand continues to rise.   

Eagle Eye Produce offers an array of retail and foodservice pack styles under several brands with the option for private labels and a national sales and marketing team to service its global customer base.

75 Applewood Dr. Ste. A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345


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