We grow about an acre of potatoes at Moraine Farm. That’s two thousand pounds of seed potatoes that will grow into 20,000 pounds of eating potatoes. Varieties with names like King Harry, Satina, Sangre, Red Maria, Chieftan, Banana, French Fingerling and Elba. We will start harvesting them sometime in August, and then the roasting, baking, boiling, frying begins!
Our seed potatoes arrived last week. They have been warming up and growing “eyes” in the soft light of the old greenhouse house. In the next few days we will cut them into 2 ounce pieces and plant them. Below, Liz prepares the field where the potatoes will grow.