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.