Our Potatoes

Process Tour

We baby our potatoes at every stage.

At Sandyland Farms, we’ve always been a bit obsessed with what we do – with not merely getting things done, but with getting them right. That’s why:


Planting Planting

We only choose the finest-quality seed.

Fertilizing Fertilizing

Our techniques maintain the overall health of our soil.

Irrigation Irrigation

Sustainability and water conservation comes first.

Nurturing Nurturing

We nurture every plant with advanced irrigation and premium fertilizer.

Harvesting Harvesting

We continually invest in superior equipment and harvesting technologies.

Storing Storing

Our facilities are always meticulously maintained.

Shipping Shipping

We have our own fleet of delivery trucks.

Potato FAQs

Do you grow special potatoes for making Potato Chips?

Yes, we grow varieties that have been developed with all the favorable attributes for making potato chips.

What’s the difference between Chipping Potatoes and regular potatoes you buy at the grocery store?

Chipping Potatoes have a higher specific gravity, which means they have less water. This type of potato yields more chips per pound of raw potato.

Why do potatoes turn green?

Potatoes turn green when they are exposed to sunlight. The green you see is actually chlorophyll, produced from photosynthesis.

Are potatoes grown from seed like other plants?

No, potatoes are grown by planting actual potatoes in the ground. The potato plant grows from the eyes in the seed piece.

Is a potato a fruit or a vegetable?

It is a vegetable.

How did the potato chip get invented?

The story goes that Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt sent back an order of fried potatoes because they were too thick. George Crum, the chef, thought he would teach his patron a lesson. Crum sliced the potatoes paper thin, deep-fried and salted them. Vanderbilt loved them. Thus the potato chip was born.

Food Safety

We’ve made food safety job one.
Every day. For 150 years.

At Sandyland Farms, field-to-fork safety isn’t a trendy idea. It’s the way we’ve done business for 150 years. Here, proper sanitation and cleanliness begins, literally, in the field. All of our employees know and embrace their crucial roles in maintaining the integrity of everything we grow.

Employee training in food handling is rigorous and continuous. But it’s only one element in our overall approach to safety. We also keep meticulous records–from planted seed to shipped product–that ensure traceability of all Sandyland Farms potatoes back to the fields where they were grown.

We’re GAP/GHP certified.

Sandyland Farms is certified by the USDA’s program for Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Handling Practices (GHP). As part of this voluntary certification, our farm is audited annually.