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Tuesday
May242011

The Purple and Gold lives on!

Laker Bakers: From flower to tableI came across these spuds a few years back at the Kern County Potato Trial.  Their unique purple and gold color combination impressed me immediately.  Luckily, the seed potato breeder was standing by.  He told me that while the potato wasn't commercially available, we could field and market test it if we so desired.  We jumped at the chance and the rest is history.  Last weekend, they made their (hopefully) triumphant return and we can't be any more excited to have them back.  And their beauty isn't just skin deep. They are a creamy textured potato that can be used in almost anyway.  They are great for mashing, roasting, and of course baking.  You have to try these because people will definitely be talking about them.  Try them this week at any of our farmer's markets. 

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