Potato time!!!!

By Stowel Lake Farm

Another potato harvest came in yesterday. We had a great yield this year; 1600 lbs approximately. For years we have planted Yukon Gold; they are our faves for storage potatoes.
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First we clear the mulch, load it onto a tarp and haul it off the garden.
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Then we pick the potatoes that are sitting on the surface – often these are green and so we separate these out.
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Sashah does the first pass with the chisels and the kids scramble behind grabbing potatoes before they get buried again. This happens over and over…
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Then we go through each bed picking and digging.
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The pile mounts and the sorting begins – compost, seconds, storage & for sale.
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The (heavy!) sacks are loaded into the truck to be weighed and put away for storage and for sale.
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