October 12, 2018

Picking the Season's Potatoes

I am looking forward to sharing this season's bounty of potatoes with my family.

This week, my head gardener, Ryan McCallister, and my longtime housekeeper, Laura Acuna, harvested the potatoes. Potatoes are from the perennial nightshade Solanum tuberosum. As the world's fourth-largest food crop, following maize, wheat, and rice, potatoes are grown from “seed potatoes”, which are certified disease-free and specially grown in nurseries for planting purposes. Many of this season’s “seed potatoes” came from Irish Eyes Garden Seeds, a small family-owned business in Ellensburg, Washington. We harvested lots of potatoes in a variety of different colors and shapes. I'm looking forward to sharing them with Alexis, Jude, Truman and our many friends this fall.

Enjoy these photos.