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Southwind Farms Hosts IPC Trade Group

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On a beautiful day, September, 24, 2015, Southwind Farms hosted an international trade group, led by the Idaho Potato Commission and their Foreign Representatives. Thirteen international export buyers visited the company’s Heyburn, Idaho facility. The participants represented interests from Taiwan, Phillipines, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Puerto Rico.

The guests were given a tour of the plant, followed by a question and answer session. A luncheon was provided on the banks of the scenic Snake River which enjoyed by all.

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Southwind Farms was proud to have the opportunity to showcase the company’s operation and demonstrate to the visitors the uniqueness of fingerling potato production. The company hopes to develop relationships with members of the group and create lasting business connections.

Southwind Farms is actively engaged in bringing International business to the company. Southwind’s partners realize the importance of International trade and welcome exporters to contact them and visit when possible. Southwind acknowledges that their product is fairly new to many export markets and the company works diligently to educate, promote, and sell their product worldwide.


Fingerlicious Recipe Contest Winner

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We’re pleased to announce Daniel Swift as the first ever Fingerlicious fingerling potato contest winner.  Daniel is originally from Boise, Idaho and familiar with cooking and eating potatoes.  He was every excited to submit this recipe for Sriracha Bacon-Wrapped Potato Pops into the Fingerlicious fingerling potato contest.  Daniel takes the sweetness of the fingerling potato, matches it with the smokiness of the bacon and brings in the heat of the sriracha to create a truly unique flavor.  They are finished with the toppings of a traditional baked potato. It’s the perfect bite sized appetizer and a huge hit for everyone.

 


Southwind Farms Featured in Zions Bank Report as a Top Business in 2014

SWF_Fingerlings_Zions_BankSouthwind Farms has been recognized by Zions Bank as a top business in 2014.

Every Year Zions Bank highlights businesses from varying industries and geographic locations during their “Speaking on Business” radio program. The featured companies are innovative, growing and demonstrate exactly what’s great about the Idaho business climate.


Fingerling Potato Stuffing in Pork Crown Loin

Each year when the leaves change color and temperatures drop, our taste buds inevitably start to crave fall-specific foods and flavors. This recipe, featuring an herb-roasted crowned pork loin with a simple-but-elegant fingerling and pearl onion stuffing, will help take some chill out of the fall air (sweater not included).

Watch the Recipe Video Below


Construction Nearly Complete

Idaho Fingerling Potato RecipeFood safety and quality is our number one goal at Southwind Farms, and over the past several months we have invested in a serious facelift.

You can still smell the fresh paint!

In 2013 we underwent some major facility changes at Southwind Farms. Now nearing completion, we have effectively doubled the size of our building, from 12,000 SF to 23,000 SF. Some of the new features of the roughly $2 million renovation include:


Idaho Fingerling Potato Salad

Idaho Fingerling Potato RecipeAt Southwind Farms we are always excited to see how people are incorporating our product into new and refreshing recipes. This particular fingerling recipe was created by Executive Sous Chef Josh Loeb, at The Lodge in Pebble Beach, California for our friends over at the Idaho Potato Commission.

This Fingerling Potato salad is a new refreshing take on a time honored staple at every summer activity. Feel free to spice up your potato salad with this homerun of a recipe and see what reactions your friends and family will have.


Southwind is Growing

Recent growth here at Southwind Farms, should make us the nation’s second largest supplier of fingerling potatoes this season. Nonetheless, while Idaho fingerling potatoes have grown in popularity they still are a niche specialty potato and would be impractical to ship through traditional means.

Our approach at Southwind is a unique sales strategy. We very rarely can fill an entire load with just fingerling potatoes. What we have done to resolve shipping issues is partner directly with Wada Farms Marketing Group, Potandon Produce, Wilcox Fresh and Sun-Glo of Idaho, who stick a few pallets of the specialty potatoes in with customers’ Russet shipments.


2012 Caito Foods Seminar, A Winning Season!

Fingerling potato booth - Caito seminar 2012Every year our friends at Caito Foods put on a seminar where they invite their most coveted produce suppliers and also over 500 of their customers for a two day meet and greet. Southwind Farms had the pleasure of being the exclusive Idaho fingerling grower & fingerling shipper in attendance. We were very honored to be selected to attend the seminar and educate Caito’s customers about the feasibility and relative ease of offer fingerling potatoes in a retail setting. We had a great time and looking forward to many lasting relationships that were made.

Check out a few of the photos taken at the seminar.


Perfect Super Bowl Fingerling Appetizer

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Are you looking for a fun recipe this Super Bowl season that not only gets eaten but will impress your guests at the same time? Look no further. From our friends at the Idaho Potato commission comes one of our favorite appetizer recipes.

Andouille & Ramp Stuffed Idaho® Fingerling Potatoes with Sweet/Hot Red Pepper Sauce

It’s great chorizo and earthy potato flavor mixes to make a zesty treat!


Fingerling Potatoes for Valentine’s Day

Fingerling Potato Candy BoxWe recently were asked to supply the fingerling potatoes for this seasonal spot promoting Idaho potatoes.

Who would have thought our fingerlings would look so good in a heart shaped box?

Looking for a delicate and delightful addition to your Valentine’s Day meal? All of us at Southwind Farms suggest adding fingerling potatoes to your plate! Fingerlings offer fresh flavor and bright color that will liven up any plate. Fingerling potatoes are great for roasting, baking, frying, sauteing, boiling and potato salads. Celebrate this day de l’amour with a welcome addition everyone will love!

For some exquisite recipes check out our Fingerling Recipes Page