Bring better color, texture, and flavor to your potato dishes
Heirloom potatoes make the lowly spud exciting!
What is an Heirloom Potato?
Most American producers have rushed to plant (and develop) the fastest growing, highest yield, and longest lasting crops and farm animals possible. As a result, almost all stores offer the same varieties of meats & produce…and they weren’t selected for their taste. Fortunately, in spite of the additional effort required, a few choice farmers have steadfastly remained focused on flavor, keeping the old breeds & species alive. These specialty potatoes are the equivalent of heirloom tomatoes, heritage chickens and kurobuta pork – they are rare and wonderful old treasures of the food world.
We offer a color & texture for every recipe:
|All Blue Potatoes||Purple inside & out||Roast or boil|
|All Red Potatoes||Pink/Red inside & out||Roast, steam, or scallop|
|Austrian Crescent||Fingerling. Yellow inside & out||Roast, steam, or slice & sautee|
|Bintje||Yellow inside & out||French fries|
|Desiree||Pink skin, yellow flesh||Boil, mash, or smash|
|Maris Piper||White inside & out||Bake, deep fry, or roast|
|Mountain Rose||Red, darker than All |
|Roast, steam, or scallop|
|Purple Majesty||Purple, darker than All Blues||Roast or boil|
|German Butterball||Yellow inside & out||Mash, roast, or steam|
|Red Lasoda||Pink skin, white flesh||Soups or potato salad|
|Viking Purple||Purple skin, white flesh||Mash, smash, or bake|
|Yellow Finn||Golden yellow inside & out||Mash or fry|
Grown on a Small Family Farm
All of our 12 varieties (plus the heirloom potato sampler) are grown by Olson Farms – a small family-run farm committed to using sustainable dry-land farming techniques. They are all washed, sorted, and packed by hand to ensure quality.