Saturday, October 12, 2013

Potter County Potatoes

The proud history of potato growing in Potter County was presented to a new audience recently as longtime potato farmer Everett "Sonny" Blass was a guest at the Coudersport Rotary Club.
At the Potter County Farmers' Market, there are three growers marketing naturally grown or organic potatoes – Wooleylot Farm, Miles Farm Produce and us - Metzger Heritage Farm. While our acreage cannot match the bigger growers, I know we're all proud of the potatoes we offer to folks interested in vegetables grown without chemical herbicides, pesticides and fungicides.
And speaking of potatoes, we were excited when two customers stopped by the farm to buy potatoes. We enjoyed lively discussions about GMOs, organic vs. conventional methods and the rhythm of weekly Farmers' Market trips.
Here's a photo of our new potato digger. We've experimented with two other diggers during our venture and this is, by far, the most efficient.