Eagle Eye Produce, a grower and shipper of fresh produce, will start shipping new crop Russet, red and yellow potatoes from its packing facilities in Idaho this week.
New-crop Idaho potatoes, including the yellow ones seen here, begin shipping this week.
Annual potato harvest is underway again for Eagle Eye Produce in Central and Eastern Idaho. Over the next few months, Eagle Eye growers will harvest thousands of acres of Idaho potatoes.
Left to right: Russet potatoes, red potatoes
“Although this growing season has seen some challenges, we anticipate a good harvest this year with excellent product available to go to market with,” said Coleman Oswald, director of sales at Eagle Eye Produce. “We experienced higher than normal temperatures this summer with very little precipitation, which may lead to lower than anticipated yields. With the reduced yields, we anticipate strong and active markets this season, which we are currently seeing take shape as harvest begins.”
Along with new crop, Eagle Eye Produce will introduce new packaging, including new Harvest Select® retail bins. It has also invested heavily into its packing and storage facilities in Idaho over the past year, with state-of-the-art equipment that will reduce labor, improve quality and contribute to more consistent packs year-round.
New crop red potatoes from the fields.
Eagle Eye Produce offers a wide array of retail and foodservice pack styles under several of its brands with the option for private labels along with a national sales and marketing team to support its global customer base. Eagle Eye Produce’s year-round potato programs are fully integrated. This structure allows for one-stop loading of Russet, red, yellow and value- add products from its facilities in Idaho.