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Special Holiday Report: Potatoes

Nov 13, 2014
Mashed PotatoesWith the holidays around the corner, it's important that you plan ahead to get your ducks in a row. With the flurry of activity, changes in weather, and resources being allocated differently- it's easy for problems to arise. And, as one of the commonly featured items in a Thanksgiving spread, you may have some extra interest in potatoes.

In the past week, Washington potatoes saw a slight increase in demand that carried over into pre-bookings for the upcoming week. Transportation has been available, but is taking a bit of extra time with higher rates. We expect to see the rates climbing higher, with trucks harder to secure towards the end of next week as Christmas trees begin to ship out.

Another potential cause for concern would be a change in weather. Starting on Monday night, temperatures are expected to dip below freezing, with highs under 50 degrees. This could cause problems for white potatoes, and certain sizes of red. Yellow and purple potatoes should remain unaffected.

If you have any further questions regarding colored potatoes, make sure to contact our Mt. Vernon branch!

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