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Green Thumb Farms has the perfect combination of above average number of growing days, natural minerals, the ability to irrigate from the crystal clear waters of the Saco River coupled with warm days and cool nights.
These conditions along with crop rotation rejuvenate the farm land we use to raise our signature Green Thumb Farms Chef Potatoes. They are simply the best frying potato you’ll ever taste! Green Thumb Farms Chefs not only fry like no other, bursting with flavor and light in color, they boil nicely yet remain firm for soups, potato salads, home fries and they mash perfectly fluffy with delicious melt in your mouth flavor!
Our Chef Brand food service potatoes come with the following performance and product guarantee:
- Each bag contains the same potato variety every time
- New England grown and packaged
- When cooked, flesh is an appealing color
- Guaranteed not to have hollow heart, regardless of size
- Maintains form when boiled for an excellent mashed consistency
- Computer controlled storage gives us better quality for a longer shipping season
- Please contact Phil Burnell or Tony Martineau for pricing and availability. (866) 483-8873
- Store potatoes in a cool (as close to 45-50 degrees Fahrenheit as possible) dark place with good ventilation. Do not store potatoes in your refrigerator. Potatoes that are stored below 40 F will develop a sweet taste due to the conversion of starch into sugar and will also cause the potato to develop a dark appearance when fried.
- Potatoes will develop greening and a bitter taste when exposed to light.
- Refrigerate any leftover potatoes within 2 hours after cooking.
What is Fresh Solutions Network?
Fresh Solutions Network partners are independent operating companies that grow, pack, sell and deliver potatoes and onions to grocery and foodservice customers across the US and Canada. Our operational solutions deliver supply-side efficiency and quality through state-of-the-art agricultural, processing, packing, sales and logistics operations that span more than 65,000 acres in the US and Canada and encompass all major growing regions, seasons, and varieties.
For more information visit the Fresh Solutions Network website
What Does This Mean For You?
As a member of this network we’re able to give our customers the benefit of working with one company to supply all their potato needs throughout the year. With the support of our partners we have the ability to ship new potatoes earlier in the season, because we have access to several varieties, and it allows us to pull from a larger inventory pool to better serve our customers year round.
I came across your “Steamables” at my local Stop & Shop recently while looking to purchase potatoes. I chose the fingerlings because they looked so small and tender…and my gosh, they were delicious! I loved that they didn’t require any preparation and they cooked perfectly in the microwave.
I had to ask my husband to stop eating them as he kept popping them into his mouth! Nice product! I’ll be getting the Steamables again!
What is SQF
The Safe Quality Food (SQF) program is recognized by retailers and foodservice providers around the world as a rigorous, credible food safety management system. It is the only certification system recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) that offers certificates for primary production, food manufacturing, distribution and agent/broker management. This enables suppliers to assure their customers that food has been produced, processed, prepared and handled according to the highest possible standards at all levels of the supply chain. Additionally as a division of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), the SQF program incorporates continual retailer feedback about consumer concerns. This information is passed on to SQF certified suppliers, keeping them a step ahead of their competitors. For more information visit www.sqfi.com
The potato (Solanum tuberosum) is a perennial plant of the Solanaceae, or nightshade, family, commonly grown for its starchy tuber. Potatoes are the world’s most widely grown tuber crop, and the fourth largest crop in terms of fresh produce (after rice, wheat, and maize), but this ranking is inflated due to the high water content of fresh potatoes relative to that of other crops. The potato originated in the Andes, in the area of present-day countries such as Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela. Pre-Columbian inhabitants of the Andean cultures cultivated around 200 different kinds of potatoes. The potato has only a very distant relationship with the sweet potato, which is more closely related to the carrot. In areas of the United States where sweet potatoes grow commonly, people sometimes refer to the “Irish Potato” to distinguish the two, a reference to the source of potato’s introduction into the British North American colonies. Archaeological evidence suggests that humans have cultivated the potato for at least 7,000 years. Recent genetic analysis has shown that the potato was cultivated from one progenitor in an area of Southern Peru, and the cultivated species then spread from there. Pre-Columbian societies of this region (pre-cursors of the Inca civilization) cultivated it originally, and it spread over time to other Native American groups and became a staple food in some areas. The first mention of potatoes in North America comes in an account of Scots-Irish settlers in Londonderry, New Hampshire during 1719. Potatoes were used for food and as animal feed. Potatoes were first planted in Idaho in 1836 but it wasn’t until after the development of the Russet potato by Luther Burbank at the beginning of the 20th century that potatoes became a major crop there. While potatoes are grown commercially in at least 35 states, most poatoes are grown in Northern, cooler states. Source: Wikipedia