Grading Potatoes

The potato harvest has begun for our farm this week and so I am now grading potatoes. This means that once the potatoes are lifted from the field, they are then tipped from the trailer onto a conveyor belt that allows us to grade the potatoes by picking out the following items;

  • Stones,
  • Mud,
  • Weeds,
  • Grass,
  • Foreign objects,
  • Rotten potatoes,
  • Green potatoes,
  • Mis-shaped potatoes,
  • Largest potatoes,
  • Smallest potatoes.

Although grading potatoes can be a little bit monotonous for some people, the conversation at our grader is certainly entertaining. I suggested that I tape the conversations and include them on my website as a podcast or should I say “potato-cast”!!!