New Crop Norkotah Potato Harvesting is Underway

September 05, 2017

Markon First Crop (MFC) Idaho Norkotah Potatoes are available. New crop Norkotah potato harvesting is underway; supplies are increasing daily. Prices will continue to decline over the next three to four weeks.

New Crop Potatoes

  • Norkotah quality is good; minor skinning and excess moisture may be observed in fresh-run potatoes
  • Some sheds are beginning to put potatoes in storage cellars; Norkotahs that have gone through the sweat process will be available in late September/early October
  • Many growers are sending potatoes directly to packing sheds, flooding the market with fresh-run supplies
  • Prices are falling; Markon has adjusted pricing accordingly for orders loading this week and into the weekend
  • Markon recommends ordering for quick turns in order to avoid being caught with high-priced inventory in member DCs
  • Fresh-run new crop Burbank production will begin in late September/early October