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:
We only choose the finest-quality seed.
Our techniques maintain the overall health of our soil.
Sustainability and water conservation comes first.
We nurture every plant with advanced irrigation and premium fertilizer.
We continually invest in superior equipment and harvesting technologies.
Our facilities are always meticulously maintained.
We have our own fleet of delivery trucks.
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?
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.