ALL ABOUT TUCKERTATERS
Tucker Farms offers eight varieties of certified and foundation seed potatoes to commercial growers, farm-stand growers and gardeners, as well as tablestock potatoes directly to local chefs, retail stores and consumers who know what they like. Orders can be shipped anywhere in the continental U.S. in 24 oz., 5 lb., 10 lb., or 50 lb. sacks, 100 lb. burlap, 1-ton totes or bulk shipments. In recent years, Tucker Farms has shipped to 28 states. Please note that shipments to Mexico after Canada require phytosanitary inspection and accompanying paperwork. And, as always, seed potato and tablestock potatoes are available for on-farm pickup.
Tucker Farms offers two white-skinned, white-fleshed varieties: the long-standing, venerable Superior and the Reba (which achieved top-ten status in less than 10-years after its release); three purple-skinned varieties: All Blue (an old-line, purple-fleshed variety), Adirondack Blue (a new, purple-fleshed variety), Peter Wilcox (a new, yellow-fleshed variety); two red-skinned varieties: the exquisitely white-fleshed Norland Dark Selection and the famously pink-fleshed and flavorful, Adirondack Red; and lastly, one yellow-fleshed variety: Lehigh. Lehigh is among the newest yellow-fleshed varieties--it has achieved very high kudos in market surveys of yellow-fleshed potatoes.
3 year rotation for seed potatoes: All Tucker Farms seed potatoes are on a three-year plot rotation. This ensures the highest quality seed potatoes by reducing the harmful impacts of soil-borne organisms and insect pests. Note that NYS requires only a two year rotation for foundation and certified seed potatoes. The three-year rotation will ensure an exceptionally high degree of disease-free seed potatoes for the discriminating grower.
Tucker Farms offers all of its tablestock potatoes for sale identified by variety. We do not know of any other grower/suppliers of tablestock potatoes who are doing this.
In 2002, Tucker Farms was honored to be recognized as a "Century Farm" by the NYS Agricultural Society for more than 100 years of continuous family farming in Franklin County, Town of Brighton. Actually, our father's great grandfather, Benjamin Franklin Hobart started the farm during the 1860s, before the hamlet of Gabriels was called Gabriels, before it was even called Paul Smith's Station. Back then, it was simply called Brighton.
The farm really got going under Frank Hobart, our father's uncle, during the 1920s. He gradually became one of the largest potato growers in Franklin County, specializing in growing Green Mountain seed potatoes. At the New York State Potato show between 1930 and 1934 he was four times awarded Grand Champion of Show for his Green Mountain potatoes.
Currently, Steve and Tom attempt to duplicate the high quality of their predecessors. They were awarded the Empire State Potato Growers/NYS Agriculture & Markets' Eastern Region Grand Champion prize for potato packaging three times between 2004 and 2007 when Empire State Potato Growers discontinued the contest.
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