The Long & Winding Road

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This week’s bag features an all-star potato that trekked an awfully long way to us in the Northeast. Thanks to Russian sailors, the Russian Banana potato initially entered the United States through Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, making its way to farms across the country and now the most commonly cultivated fingerling variety. It’s no surprise! The Russian Banana potato has … Read More

A Small Sweet Potato and The Meaning of Life

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When you farm in Essex County, NY (population 39,000) you need to be scrappy. Essex County is located about an hour or so south of the Canadian Border. Adam Hainer, owner of Juniper Hill Farm, believes that every potato is sacred, every potato is great, if a potato is wasted, God gets quite irate. For Adam, this is the meaning of … Read More

Maillard and Kipfel

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In researching roasting, it was revealed that a reaction known as Maillard is at the root. Maillard is a chemical reaction that gives roasted food its flavor. When food is roasted, hundreds of different flavor compounds are created. And in turn, each food has its own distinctive set of flavor compounds. As you can see in this chart (click to see … Read More