The Red River Valley potato industry was represented in the recent New York Produce Show & Conference through a booth sponsored by the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association, which is located in East Grand Forks, MN.
Representing the association were its marketing director, Ted Kreis, as well as Glen Reynolds and Keith Groven, representatives of Black Gold Farms Inc., and Jenni Boushey from A&L Potato Co. Inc. A&L is located in East Grand Forks, and Black Gold is headquartered nearby in Grand Forks, ND.
According to a press release from the Northern Plains group, Red River Valley fresh shippers have exhibited at the show since its inception four years ago. This year potatoes were on display from Black Gold Farms, A&L Potato and Associated Potato Growers Inc., of Grand Forks.
In the press release, Groven indicated the show was very worthwhile for Black Gold with many leads established. Black Gold’s new package, which includes McCormick seasoning with baby red potatoes, drew many prospective buyers to the booth. Boushey from A&L Potato enjoyed her first produce trade show and also made contacts with many new and existing customers.