Double Certified Organic and Conventional Seed Potatoes!
What's New for the 2023-24 Growing Season?
First of all, for those of you that remember what happened last year... we are NOT sharing a potato truck with anyone this year! Our potatoes are traveling solo direct from Idaho, so that means we have room for 40,000lbs of potatoes on that truck. Tell your family and friends! With our expanded delivery routes, accessing our organic certified Idaho potatoes is easier than ever for farms across the Carolinas.
New varieties this year include Green Mountain, Ciklamen, La Ratte, and Magic Myrna. (You've gotta crack open our catalog and take a look at the Magic Myrna. The name is fitting!)
A digital copy of our Seed Potato Catalog is attached below. If you'd like a hard copy, they will be available at our counter, at our booth at the CFSA Conference (November 11-12) and at our Grower Meeting on November 14.
About Grand Teton Organics
Based in Idaho, Grand Teton Organics came into being after owner John Hoggan purchased the business from Parkinson Seed Farm. John has over 50 years of potato growing experience under his belt ranging from production, seed selection, plant breeding, seed stock certification and research & development of new potato varieties. In his career, he has grown approximately 500 different varieties of potatoes.
When your state’s motto is ‘The Potato State’, you can rest assured that Idaho’s Department of Agriculture takes growing potatoes to eat or to replant very seriously. Stringent protocol to ensure seed stock is top quality and free of diseases are of the utmost importance to the state of Idaho and to Grand Teton Organics. Field inspections throughout the growing season, lab testing of seed stock and a winter crop of seed potatoes grown in Hawaii all ensure that your seed potatoes are the healthiest, most productive seed potatoes available. If at any time any of the lots of seed potatoes begin to show signs of disease, they are culled from the fields and not made available for sale to ensure that overall disease presence in potato production areas (yours or theirs!) stays as minimal as possible.
Grand Teton Organics is committed to providing the highest quality organic certified seed potatoes available on the market. Their seed production program is stringent, to say the least. The journey starts at one of many Potato Germplasm Banks where propagation tissues are sent to the labs at Idaho State University. Propagation tissues are grown out in the lab to produce clean plants that are as disease-free as possible. These plants are grown in greenhouses to generate mini-tubers that then are sent to farms, like Grand Teton Organics, to be grown out in the field. It is from these mini-tubers that full sized potatoes are grown. Seed potatoes from Grand Teton Organics are no more than two field generations old; after two years of production, John will rotate the old stock out and replenish it with new mini-tubers to ensure that viruses, bacterial and fungal pests are not accumulating in his seed stock.
After the seasonal harvest, John’s seed potatoes are sorted, graded and stored at 36 degrees. They will be shipped to us in mid-February in a climate-controlled truck that will keep the tubers at 36 degrees to maintain seed dormancy. All seed is Certified Organic by both the Idaho Department of Agriculture and the Idaho Crop Improvement Association. This commitment to excellence in seed production from Idaho is what we here at Country Farm & Home Supply want to offer to you, our valued family and friends.
For more information on growing and harvesting potatoes, check our our Frequently Asked Questions About Growing Seed Potatoes.
sorry we do not ship potatoes!
Sorry, but we do not ship small orders of potatoes (orders under 1,000lbs). We are so busy sorting, packing, and delivering potatoes to our local farmers that we do not have the manpower to put orders in boxes and ship them afar. We do offer farm delivery routes across much of North Carolina and parts of South Carolina, but if you have found us from the far reaches of the US, we encourage you to check out our supplier Grand Teton Organics in Idaho who is set up to ship.