Topashaw Farms: Growing Quality Sweet Potatoes for Over 30 Years
Jackson’s proudly sources our sweet potatoes directly from Topashaw Farms, a family-owned and operated business based in Vardaman, MS that has been growing high-quality sweet potatoes for over 30 years. They've established a reputation for consistently delivering sweet potatoes with the taste, color, and shape that consumers are looking for. In this article, we'll take a closer look at Topashaw Farms and their commitment to providing top-quality sweet potatoes.
Topashaw Farms' Harvest Process
Topashaw Farms takes great care in ensuring that their sweet potatoes are of the highest quality. They start by conditioning the soil to guarantee better shape, size, and skin quality. This is followed by careful fertilization and the use of foliars to ensure that the sweet potatoes are healthy and great-tasting. Sweet potatoes are then stored in controlled climate houses, ensuring that they remain fresh.
One thing that sets Topashaw Farms apart from other sweet potato growers is their unique washing and grading system. Their sweet potatoes are rinsed, washed, and hand-graded using a custom-built system that includes two Kerian mechanical sizers. This allows them to grade multiple sizes at once, ensuring consistent quality with every order.
The Beauregard Sweet Potato Variety
Topashaw Farms primarily grows the Beauregard variety of sweet potatoes. This variety is large in size with a uniform, oblong to an elliptical shape, and a slightly tapering ends. The skin is semi-smooth and ranges in color from copper, red-brown, to purple-brown. Underneath the surface, the dark orange flesh is dense, moist, and fine-grained. When cooked, Beauregard sweet potatoes develop a tender, soft, and creamy consistency with a sweet and slightly nutty flavor.
Beauregard sweet potatoes are not only delicious but also nutritious. They are an excellent source of vitamins C and E and contain iron, fiber, and potassium. They're also a good source of beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the body and helps to protect vision loss and improve skin.
Top Quality and FDA Approved
Topashaw Farms has numerous acres of rotating crop land, cutting-edge technology, and an experienced, dedicated staff. This ensures that they can meet high customer demands for top-quality sweet potatoes. Healthy plants are key to producing quality sweet potatoes, and Topashaw Farms uses safe and effective FDA-approved fungicides to prevent disease.
Why We Love Them
At Jackson's Chips, we use Topashaw Farms' sweet potatoes in our delicious sweet potato chips. We chose Topashaw Farms because of their commitment to quality and their reputation for consistently delivering sweet potatoes with the taste, color, and shape that consumers are looking for. Our working relationship with Topashaw Farms has been excellent, and we look forward to continuing to work with them in the future. “Topasahw Farms is a leader in the industry, and we couldn’t be happier to call them our partner. Maybe its because they are a family run business, but I would consider them a part of the Jackson’s Food family” says Luca Martino, Jackson’s VP of Operations.
In conclusion, Topashaw Farms has established itself as a top grower of sweet potatoes by consistently providing high-quality produce. Their commitment to quality, use of FDA-approved fungicides, and unique washing and grading system set them apart from other growers. If you're in the market for delicious and nutritious sweet potatoes, be sure to check out Topashaw Farms.