potato flowers  above: garlic and herb roasted potatoes from realsimple.com

potato flowers

above: garlic and herb roasted potatoes from realsimple.com

Varieties grown: AmaRosa, Banana, Blue Gold, German Butterball, Green Mountain, Magic Molly, Pinto, Red Gold, Red Thumb, Yukon Gem

Potatoes are a nightshade, in the family Solanaceae, related to eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, and tobacco. Potatoes come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and storage length; we grow many different types. Different potatoes are good for different types of dishes, so if you’re in the mood for something specific, be sure to ask!

How to use them:

  • In soups, stews, and casseroles

  • Chopped and roasted alone or with other vegetables

  • Baked whole

  • Grated and then pan-fried to make hash

  • Roasted or boiled, and used to make potato salad; we like to bake them whole, then chop and add to oil, vinegar, mustard, dill, parsley, salt, pepper, peas, pickles, and hard-boiled eggs