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April 24, 2015

Potandon Produce Announces Start Date for Arizona Red Potatoes

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Idaho Falls, ID – April 24th, 2015 – Potandon Produce L.L.C., the exclusive marketing agent for Pinto Creek Co., LLC in Eloy, Arizona, announced today that its fresh potato season will begin on Monday May 4th, 2015.

This year, consumer bags will be shipper with a redesigned “Grown in Arizona” Quik-Lok tag.  Bernie Pavlock, Business Development Director with Potandon stated, “Our Arizona customers enthusiastically responded to the local call-out, and with so many consumers asking about the origins of their food, it made perfect sense to move ahead with this program nationally.”

Growing conditions have been very good this year and production is ahead of schedule.  Red potatoes will start next week, with yellow and mini potato varieties getting started about mid-month.  These new crop potatoes will also be available in Idaho Falls at the Potandon distribution facility about one week after the scheduled start dates.

Pinto Creek is a PRIMUS certified facility with a full-time Quality Assurance person on-site daily.  The packing facility has seen steady improvement over the past five years, by adding a new storage facility to state of the art grading and sizing equipment.  The Pinto Creek team commitment to excellence has elevated their status to one of the premier red potato packing sheds in the country.