Bioland organic red potatoes
Bio Hof Marco Jostmeier

Bioland organic red potatoes

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The project

Adopt 5.1m² of a potato field from "Bio Hof Marco Jostmeier" in Delbrück (Germany) and receive your Bioland organic red potatoes at home. Marco will take care of your adoption and take its picture. You will also be able to download the adoption certificate, and if you wish, plan your visit to the farm. You do not enter into any long-term commitment: once you have received your Bioland organic red potatoes and enjoyed the experience, you may decide to renew and extend the adoption.

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What do you adopt?

You adopt 5.1m² of a potato field from our farm in Delbrück (Germany). The cultivation here is certified as organic by the European Union and the Bioland-standards as of 2018. The variety Rote Emmalie has its origin in Barum, a village that belongs to the district of Uelzen (Germany). Our long superstar has been approved for potato cultivation since 2012. The red elongated potato grows at a lower density than common potato varieties. A single mother tuber forms several shoots on which small "Emmalies" grow. Its smooth and red skin, as well as its elongated shape give the red Emmalie a unique look. Our red Emmalie is a real speciality, which is why you rarely find it in the conventional trade. The red flesh colour even survives cooking. The plant pigment anthocyanin is responsible for this. The Red Emmalia is a cross between the varieties Highland Burgundy Red, Baltica, La Ratte and the old Peruvian land variety Huamantango. In a regular harvest year, we can harvest an average of 7,5kg red potatoes on your piece of field, this corresponds to about 65-85 single potatoes of about 110g. We are managing all of our fields with persuasion and passion on the basis of the standards of the Bioland-organisation. Therefore our potatoes have never seen pesticides or mineral fertilisers in their life. They are growing in single potato ridges and subsist on our fertile arable land. For a good growing of the potato from the very beginning, we have cultivated clover on the field before. The clover has three effects: It accumulates nutrients (in particular nitrogen), which then introduces into the soil, it controls weeds and it serves as staple food for our cattle. In this year we are cultivating 1.2 hectare in total of the Rote Emmalie-potato variety. This sums up to 1960.8 times 5.10m² and an overall yield of 15 tons of potatoes, of which we can use 80 % as potatoes for human consumption. The 20% not used for human consumption due to pressure marks or wireworms, are fed to our cattle. They love our potatoes just as much as you and us.

What will you receive?

Each season we will send you a box with: 7.5 kg __Bioland organic red potatoes__ (in 3 paper bags) Our potato variety "Rote Emmalie" is a predominantly firm boiling potato. Emmalie is anything but an ordinary potato - it is the absolute eye-catcher! With its red skin and red flesh, this potato is the must-have for salads, gratin jacket potatoes, gnocchis, mashed potato and other popular potato dishes. A feast for the eyes. But it's not only the appearance that convinces, but also its aromatic taste. Emmalie is the top model among potatoes and therefore something very exclusive for you! You can use it in many ways and store it particularly well; in cool, dry and dark storage for up to half a year. Just let your imagination run wild when cooking and amaze your friends and relatives with the special look of our organic red potatoes. __What is the best way to store stars like "Emmalie"?__ Potatoes are stored best in a cool, dark and lightly airy space between 4°C and 10°C. Please do not store apples, pears or plums near your potatoes to prevent the potatoes from germinating. If one potato looks a little different from the others or starts to germinate, you can still eat it. You only have to remove the affected areas, points or small seedlings. If your potato starts turning green or germinates too much, it wants to be planted and you should not be eating it any more.

When will you receive it?

We order our seed potatoes shortly after New Year's Day or in February, plant them in spring and can then harvest the first early potatoes from July, and the other potatoes in September and October.

Why should you adopt?
Know who, how and where your food is produced. Source your food in a conscious, direct and consistent manner.
Buying without intermediaries allows the producer to obtain better prices. This helps generate better jobs and social standards in rural areas.
When you adopt something, you allow the producer to ensure the sale at a fixed price and to produce on demand. This also avoids wasting food that is grown without being sold.
It supports producers who strive for environmentally friendly packaging and cultivation practices.
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