Minnesota Potatoes by the Numbers
Minnesota Potato Crop Breakdown
Three major types of potatoes are grown in Minnesota.3
White potatoes are generally destined for processing and making chips.
Russet potatoes are used to make French fries and hash browns. They are also commonly baked or mashed.
Red potatoes are usually sold fresh to the market.They can be roasted or grilled with butter and rosemary.
The Best Red Potatoes
The Red River Valley borders Minnesota and North Dakota. Red potatoes grown here have a deeper red color and more robust flavor than potatoes grown anywhere else.4
Learn more about why red potatoes from the Red River Valley unique: