New season of Australian baby potatoes auction for $1 million per tonne

Attendance at the Annual Potato Industry Dinner at the National Wine Centre of Australia, Adelaide on Friday night exceeded all expectations. Opened by Senator the Hon Anne Ruston, Assistant Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources, the auction of new season baby potatoes, the only one of its kind in Australia, resulted in a final bid of a very impressive $10,250 by Thomas Foods International Fresh Produce. This was for 10 kgs so that means these very special potatoes actually sold for $1.02m per tonne. This was a just a little shy of last year’s record of $11,000 set by The Mitolo Group. Mr Tony Wetherall, SA Stud Stock Manager Elders Ltd, a Corporate Partner of the Association, worked a room of 140 key industry stakeholders to produce this outstanding result. More