Story: Beta Spuds
Presenter: Georgia Moore
Air Date: 18 April 2021
Potatoes are a staple in many diets and are eaten all year round. Georgia takes us to the heart of WA’s potato production and shows us why our potatoes are so fresh.
- Beta Spuds manage all aspects of their potato production.
- Beta Spuds production occurs out of their Binningup farm in WA which is made up of 450 acres of irrigated land on a 750-acre property.
- The large farm and production space provides a good rotation of growing that enables the farmers to produce approximately 4.5 thousand tonnes of potatoes from June to December.
- Beta Spuds also have numerous farms located in Pemberton, producing approximately 6,000 tonnes of potatoes.
- Beta Spuds coordinates planting and harvesting with other WA growers located in Baldivis, Busselton, and Gingin to guarantee a year-round supply of produce.
- Once the produce has been harvested it is brought to Beta Spuds in large 1-tonne bins to begin the 4-stage washing process method that Beta Spuds adopts
- The Hydro Cooler machine reduces the pulp temperature of the potatoes to 8˚C, locking in the freshness for longer.
- Beta Spuds are accredited with SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacturing since 1999. Hence, their potatoes are produced, processed and handled according to the highest standards.
- In 2016 Beta Spuds became accredited to HARPS (Harmonised Australian Retailer Produce Scheme).
- Beta Spuds grows over a dozen varieties of potatoes and delivers their produce to stores within 12 hours from harvest.
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