|Sweet Potato Harvest, 2017|
Last year we did a more extensive trial of new varieties and asked for feedback on your favorites. Based on last year’s trials and your feedback, we chose two varieties, “Burgundy” and “Covington,” both available from our certified organic friends at New Sprout Farms. We also added a small amount of the Japanese white fleshed variety “Murasaki” on Andrea’s insistence. They produced only ⅓ of the volume of the best two, but they are so “unbelievably sweet” even before they were cured. Despite the meager yield, this is by far the best yield we’ve ever seen on this potato and they actually produced sizeable potatoes this year! We hope to pack a few in your boxes this fall.
|Sweet potatoes "curing."|
Look forward to an abundance of sweet potatoes in all remaining boxes and feel free to order extras for winter. We’ll offer them as a produce plus item before Thanksgiving and again in December. We plan to eat them until spring. Of course, we always appreciate your feedback, so let us know what you think!
One little side note in closing, our sweet Captain Jack, “The Dog,” has developed a very strong liking for dried sweet potato slices when we tried to find healthy chew treats for him. So with Jack as tester, I have developed the precise method of slicing, baking, and drying for a shelf stable, healthy organic treat for special dog friends. Of course, made from the “not so pretty” sweet potatoes, but just a tasty. If you have a four-legged friend that might be interested in trying these, watch for this offering from me & Captain Jack later in the season.