“We’re hoping March is good,” Dolan said. “March is normally a good red month.”
Ted Kreis, marketing and communications director for the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association, East Grand Forks, Minn., was more optimistic about the valley’s chances of capitalizing on St. Patrick’s Day demand.
Florida growers likely won’t ship significant volumes until after St. Pat’s, meaning valley growers could get their typical 15% bump in the runup to the holiday.
“Things are starting to pick up,” Kreis said.