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Behind the Scenes: Getting Potatoes to your Plate Takes Time!

Seed potato plantsThis is a wonderful time of year when winter grudgingly gives way to spring and our next growing season. From my third story office windows in Antigo I have the opportunity to see trucks hauling seed potatoes from our seed farms in northern Wisconsin to our commercial farms in the Central Sands and beyond. This flurry of activity lasts for several weeks as farms take in, cut, treat, suberize and warm the seed in preparation for planting.   Like many things in Wisconsin, potatoes can be very unique. We have a multitude of types and varieties to choose from. These types and varieties are very specific in their purpose. Certain types are better for certain uses. There are many russet varieties, some have cooking characteristics for home and restaurant use, we call fresh or table potatoes. While other russets, are best suited for frying (process / frozen). (more…)

Farm Perspectives: Packing up the Season

PotatoesBeingGradedNow that harvest is well under way, it’s time to start looking toward our packaging facilities. At Wysocki Produce Farm, that means working side-by-side with our sister company and packaging facility, Paragon Potato Farms (Paragon). However, moving our focus to packaging doesn’t mean we don’t need to keep thinking about our impact on the environment. (more…)

Farm Perspectives: Improved Food Quality and Safety By Advanced Technology

NutoChanges in technology are a major driving force in the agricultural business, and are one aspect of farming that growers should strive to keep up-to-date.  These advancements have a broad spectrum that can vary from enhanced seeds to state-of-the-art tractors.  With increased interest and policies concerning greater food safety, these innovations are becoming a necessity.

Here at Nuto Farms, food safety is an integral part of our entire operation. (more…)

Thoughts for Food: So Many Crops

Blog 13As spring ripens into summer and you take a relaxing drive through Wisconsin’s Central Sands—from Coloma to Plover, barely 50 miles—you will see a remarkable diversity of crops taking shape on the landscape. Not many realize it, but you are travelling through the heart of one of the nation’s most important vegetable production areas, and also one of its most diverse. (more…)

Making the Perfect Potato: The Incredible Journey

Blog 12 - Baked
When you are enjoying a delicious baked potato, take a minute to reflect on where it came from. There is a pretty good chance it was grown in Wisconsin, which ranks 3rd in US potato production.  However, the journey it took to become good enough to get to your plate is a fascinating one. (more…)

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