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Potato FAQs

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Because these are fresh potatoes, how long they last will depend more on how they are stored. For this reason, many stores choose not to have a best by date or expiration date added to the packaging. As long as the potatoes are not really soft or breaking down, you should be good to go. For the best and longest storage possible, you’ll want to store your potatoes in a cool, dark place. The optimum storage is 45-55° F, and potatoes store best in the dark. Keeping them this way should allow them to last for several weeks, depending on storage conditions. Storing them in the refrigerator allows the potatoes’ starches to break down into sugars, which may change the flavor of the potatoes, so if you must refrigerate them, use them up within a few weeks to get the best flavor possible!
Category: Potato FAQs

Because these are fresh potatoes, how long they last will depend more on how they are stored. For this reason, many stores choose not to have an expiration date added to the packaging. As long as the potatoes are not really soft or breaking down, you should be good to go.

For the best and longest storage possible, you’ll want to store your potatoes in a cool, dark place. The optimum storage is 45-55° F, and potatoes store best in the dark. Keeping them this way should allow them to last for several weeks, depending on storage conditions. Storing them in the refrigerator allows the potatoes’ starches to break down into sugars, which may change the flavor of the potatoes, so if you must refrigerate them, use them up within a few weeks to get the best flavor possible!

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Since our potatoes are fresh produce, we recommend that you eat and enjoy them right away. If you do wish to freeze them, we recommend that you boil or roast them, let them cool and then freeze them. They will hold for a little while, although you will experience a bit of a watery consistency with them after thawing.

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Yes, all of our Farmer’s Promise potato varieties are gluten free.

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All of our Farmer’s Promise brand produce is produced from natural, non-GMO seeds.

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The greening you’re experiencing occurs when potatoes have been exposed to too much light, either natural or artificial (grocery store lighting), that gives the potatoes a sort of “sunburn.” While greening is a result of light exposure, the visible greening can be delayed. Potatoes exposed to light may be packaged and continue to green beyond our last inspection point. We make every effort to avoid this, however, sometimes it’s unavoidable.

You can cut the green out of the potatoes and use the rest, but eating the green portion of the potato can give a very bitter flavor. Here’s some additional information if you’d like to see more: www.potatogoodness.com/potato-greeningfact-check.

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Potatoes’ nutritional guidelines are produced by the USDA and FDA are standardized for all potatoes–regardless of their size. Since potatoes within the packaging vary slightly in size and density, the nutritional facts are based on an estimate of how many potatoes will be in the package, but does not account for potatoes that may have a higher density and account for more weight within any given package.

Here’s some additional nutritional information.

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Farmer’s Promise has conventional and organic potatoes. If you have a bag of organic potatoes, it will clearly be labeled organic on the package or label.

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How do I select the perfect potato?

  • Potatoes should be firm in texture
  • Potatoes should not have any visible greening
  • Potatoes should be free of cuts, bruises and sprouts
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It’s best not to wash your potatoes before storing. Dampness can promote early spoilage.

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Storing potatoes in the refrigerator allows the potatoes’ starches to break down into sugars, which may change the flavor of the potatoes If you must refrigerate them, use them up within a few weeks to get the best flavor possible!

For the best and longest storage possible, you’ll want to store your potatoes in a cool, dark place. The optimum storage is 45-55° F, and potatoes store best in the dark. Keeping them this way should allow them to last for several weeks, depending on storage conditions.

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Occasionally potatoes get exposed to a warm temperature change, which causes them to “wake up” and sprout. They are still safe to eat – just pick them off and you should be good to go!

Category: Potato FAQs

For the best and longest storage possible, you’ll want to store your potatoes in a cool, dark place. The optimum storage is 45-55° F, and potatoes store best in the dark. Keeping them this way should allow them to last for several weeks, depending on storage conditions.

Storing them in the refrigerator allows the potatoes’ starches to break down into sugars, which may change the flavor of the potatoes, so if you must refrigerate them, use them up within a few weeks to get the best flavor possible!

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Uncooked peeled potatoes will start to discolor quickly due to exposure to air.

To prevent this, place cut or sliced potatoes in a bowl of cool water until ready to use (up to 2 hours) to keep the nutrients in the potato.

A few notes:

  • It won’t affect the quality of the potato, but many find it unappealing.
  • Refrigerating cut potatoes uncovered will not stop this process.
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The packaging is designed to minimize light exposure and prevent greening.

Some of the information for the FAQs is from Potatoes USA and National Onion Association.