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Frequently Asked Questions

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Are your potatoes 'GMO' free?
Yes, our potatoes are non-GMO (not genetically modified). We grow eco-friendly Russet, Red, White, Gold and Purple Healthy Grown Wisconsin potatoes in the Lower Wisconsin River Valley on our farm near Spring Green, Wis. 

What causes a potato to turn green? 
Potatoes take on a green color when overexposed to excessive light. Whether the light source is sunlight or fluorescent light, this causes the chemical solanine to accumulate in the skin of the potato turning it green. This can also cause the potato to have a bitter taste, so it is best to cut away affected portions. The best way to avoid green and keep the potatoes fresh is to store them in a cool, dark and dry place. 

How do you store potatoes and how long will they keep?
Potatoes should be stored in a cool, dark place and can be kept for about 2-3 weeks.

How do you know if the potato is clean enough and is it okay to eat the skin?
Potatoes are washed at least once before they are packed. It is generally a good idea to wash the potatoes at home to make sure any remaining dirt is removed. The skin on potatoes make them a good source of potassium! Eating the skin adds nutritional value to your potato but potatoes can be enjoyed without as well.

How long do you need to bake potatoes? Microwave? Boil?
Potatoes can be baked at 425 degrees F for 50-60 minutes. Microwave a medium-sized potato on high for 5 to 6 minutes. Boil potatoes rapidly for 15-20 minutes until fork tender.

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