About me: Everyone loves a good potato. They are high in vitamin C, B6, and potassium. Make your own french fries, delicious in stews, soups, gratins, and vegan cheese recipes! At Catena Farm we grow three types of potatoes. New, fingerling and storage potatoes near the end of the season. New potatoes have not been 'cured', which means they will not store very long. They are usually baby size and are great in potato salads! Storage potatoes have been 'cured' and will store several months. We usually don't wash our potatoes because it helps them store longer. If the potatoes seem a bit moist from the soil when you get them, let them dry our a bit before storing.
To store: Keep unwashed potatoes in a cool, dark, dry place, such as a loosely closed paper bag in a cupboard at room temperature. Moisture causes potatoes to spoil, light turns them green, and proximity to onions causes them to sprout. Don’t put them in the refrigerator, as low temperatures convert the starch to sugars.
To Freeze: Potatoes freeze best when mashed. Wash, boil, mash 'em and freeze 'em.