Demand increasing for reds at retail, foodservice

10/25/2013 10:18:00 AM
David Mitchell

“Restaurants are looking for something different than French fries or a baked russet,” he said. “Skin-on mashed potatoes are popular. People are trying it, liking it and ordering it again.”

The texture and taste of reds make them the preferred choice for many recipes, said Keith Groven, salesman for Black Gold Farms, Grand Forks.

“Foodservice is a major part of our growth,” he said. “We’ve been pretty aggressive there. There are good opportunities to work with foodservice operators and their customers.”

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