EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — Reds have always been important in the region’s spud industry, says Chuck Gunnerson, president and chief executive officer of the Northern Plains Potato Growers, based in East Grand Forks, Minn.
BUXTON, N.D. — It’s Christmas, and NoKota Packers Inc. is cranking out the reds, hoping to bring in some green to ring in the holidays. The reds, of course, are NoKota’s famous Red River Valley red potatoes.
EDINBURGH, Scotland — Allan Parker, president of the World Potato Congress Inc., can’t tell you where in the world the next congress will be.
World Potato Congress Inc. is based in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, the first of eight congresses was held there in 1993.
NORTHUMBERLAND, England — Lucy and Anthony Carroll started Carroll’s Heritage Potatoes with two varieties in a garden in 2000.
Today, their Tiptoe Farm, a stone’s throw from Scotland, has grown to 60 acres of potatoes, including up to 16 acres of their single-largest variety.
EAST LOTHIAN, Scotland — Luffness Mains farm has been growing “tatties” — the United Kingdom word for potatoes — since 1914.
Owner Allan Stevenson, chairman of the Potato Council of the United Kingdom, hosted a farm tour as part of the commercial/consumer tours associated with the World Potato Congress, May 27 to 30 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
EDINBURGH, Scotland — Neil Gudmestad tells audiences he’d like to change the name of “zebra chip,” disease to “zebra complex.” But it seems the powers of an international potato disease expert have their limits.
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