Big investments into new storage technology have allowed Eagle Eye Produce to continue to supply premium Idaho-Grown Red Potatoes while most resort to sourcing from distant growing regions.
As the Idaho potato planting season wraps up, traditionally stored potatoes see a dip in quality. This requires suppliers to pull from alternate sources for varietal potatoes, typically looking to California or Washington to continue their supply until new crop in late summer.
“Historically, the storage crop Idaho-Grown red potatoes during this time of year see pressure bruising and the quality dips below strict guidelines to where suppliers look to pull from other regions. This new proprietary storage method has allowed us to better control our quality to where we can continue to sell our local product. We are proud to be able to continue to supply our customers directly with product grown, packed, and shipped by us,” said Jared Neville, Commodity Director at Eagle Eye Produce.
As the industry trends towards better traceability and higher quality product, Eagle Eye Produce sees this as a major stepping-stone in achieving that balance.
Eagle Eye Produce’s red potato crops are fully integrated with their other year-round potato programs. This structure allows for one-stop loading of russet, red, yellow, and value add products from their facilities in Idaho.
Eagle Eye Produce is proud to offer a wide array of retail and foodservice pack styles under several proven brands with the option for private labels and a national sales and marketing team to support their global customer base.