US: Black Gold Farms’ red potato harvest under way

Black Gold Farms is digging in the fields of the Red River Valley and anxious to begin shipping red potatoes to its customers. Harvest will run for about four weeks with the majority of the harvest stored, packed and shipped out of Black Gold Farms’ expanded packing facility in East Grand Forks, MN. This year’s red potato growing season was not like last year’s in terms of both weather and expected yields. With multiple rain events, warm weather and even some hail, the potato crop around the valley has had its challenges. “Mother Nature threw us a few curve balls this growing season, but as we get into some of our earlier fields, we are excited about what we’re seeing in terms of quality and yield,” Keith Groven, sales manager for Black Gold Farms, said in a press release. More