The climate and soil conditions at Full Belly Farm make for growing tasty potatoes. We grow many different varieties- All Red, Bintje, Colorado Rose, Desiree, French Fingerlings, German Butterball, Huckleberry, Red Lasota, Russian Banana Fingerlings, Yellow Finn, and Yukon Gold- and harvest the potatoes during two different stages of life.
"New Potatoes" have not cured, meaning that the potato skin is thin and permeable and may scuff up when the potatoes are handled. These potatoes are very creamy and less starchy than mature potatoes. They are often small in size and MUST be refrigerated. You can keep them in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
"Old Potatoes" (just kidding- they aren't really called that- but they are a bit later in their life cycle) are kept in the soil for as long as possible before harvesting, which sets the skin and makes them okay for counter top life. Store all potatoes in a bag, away from direct light.