We are in the process of obtaining organic certification for our farm. 2015 was the first year we grew our seed potato crop without the use of any synthetic fertilizers or chemicals. To create a healthy 8 year rotation for our potato crop we are transitioning a total of 640 acres into organic production which will be a mix of potatoes, hay, grain & vegetables.
What is a Seed Potato?
A Seed Potato is a potato which has been grown & inspected by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Although it is possible for gardeners to save seed for planting the following year, only farms certified and inspected can sell potatoes for seed. Unlike many vegetables, potatoes are not grown from seed, but instead from a tuber (the potato). This is done because a potato grown from the seed produced on a potato plant do not necessarily produce tubers identical to the mother plant. Only by planting a potato can we ensure that the potatoes harvested are the same as the potato planted.