'Nearly ideal' first harvest


05 August 2022
Sustainable supplier happy with conditions

A FRESH market grower, packer and shipper that devotes its acreage to sustainable farming in the US, says weather conditions have been 'nearly ideal' for its first harvest.

Yellow potato harvest is underway at Alsum Farms in Arena, Wisconsin, in the US, with the first potato loads being washed, graded and packed for fresh market delivery to distribution centres and retail grocers the first full week of August.

President & CEO of Alsum Farms & Produce in Friesland, Larry Alsum, said: “We are having nearly ideal weather for the first harvest of yellow potatoes this summer.”

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Red potato harvest will soon be underway with shipments starting August 8th.

Alsum Farms russet potato harvest will begin on August 18th with the Russet Caribou and Goldrush varieties. Both early season varieties will be the first of new crop russets to be harvested off the field.

Alsum Farms utilises the Healthy Grown Program’s regenerative agriculture approach to farming that works to strengthen ecosystems and community resilience. The 50 acres have been dedicated to prairie restoration and pollinator habitat to cultivate a sustainably-grown food supply.

Source: Perishable News / Alsum Farms & Produce

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