All our potatoes are run over our grading line before they are packaged and sold. There is a sizing belt where mini potatoes are removed. We pick out any potatoes that have green marks caused by inadvertent exposure to sunlight, potatoes with machine damage and extra-large potatoes. Heart shaped, U shaped, and extra bumps on potatoes are a few examples of potato shapes that are also pulled out during the grading process. These oddly shaped potatoes lead to fun photo opportunities.
Once these potatoes are removed, we are left with “No 1” grade. Have a closer look at the next bag of potatoes you come across from our farm and you will see it has a line that states it contains “No 1” potatoes. As for what happens to the “No 2” potatoes that have been removed, that’s another story for a different day. To see more about our potatoes you can visit “What We Offer – Potatoes.”