Monday, November 1, 2010
Northeast Tasmanian potato growers tell us they don't see their new season spuds until early December. On a certain slope in Penguin, however, spitting distance from Bass Strait, we finally tracked down Wolfgang and his new season chats. The sea breeze keeps his potato crops free of frost, which means his spuds are among the earliest in the state to be harvested. We picked up these freshly dug Bismarks from Wolfgang yesterday and just finished packing them into boxes along with new season asparagus and broad beans, iceberg lettuce, apples, caulis, watercress, and onions. There's also a surprise we'll tell you about tomorrow.