Our family farm is a second generation seed potato farm. We have grown seed potatoes more than 50 years. My grandparents grew seed potatoes in their homeland of the Netherlands. My parents emigrated to America to start their own seed potato farm back in 1956. We started growing organic seed potatoes four years ago, endeavoring to become a more sustainable farm, care for our environment, and help create a healthier food chain from farm to table.
The members of our family farm consist of Adam, my husband, and myself, Maria, and our 4 children. We planted, fertilized, weeded and harvested these organic seed potatoes, all working together to provide you with quality organic seed potatoes.
Potato Information/Our Organic Seed Potatoes
Potatoes can be susceptible to a lot of environmental stresses from fungus to viruses. This is why it is important for you to buy seed that is certified. By that I mean seed that has gone through the certification processes to help safeguard it is grown for quality.
All varieties have been inspected by the North Dakota State Seed Department and certified organic by the MCIA. What does that mean for you?
In addition to the NOP Certified Organic label, these certified seed potatoes are inspected and tested to ensure that they have a low incidence of tuber-borne diseases, viruses, and that the variety is correctly identified. Seed potato certification programs focus on screening for viruses and other destructive pathogens. Seed potato certification is regulated in the U.S. at the state level. Rules vary from state to state, but in ND seed potato crops are inspected three times in the field plus some may be sent away where a “winter test” is also performed, a sample of harvested tubers are grown, inspected and tested for disease-- the gold standard.