Potato sales are reported to be very strong with good movement in all outlets. Many growers report increased buying interest from merchants as they stock up on product for the Christmas period.
There has been little change in the farm gate prices of new season potatoes over the past week, as supply and demand has become more balanced.
Farm gate prices of new season potatoes have stabilised this week, as many of the growers who have been in the market since the beginning of June are now finished.
Supply of new season potatoes has remained steady as all first earlies are mostly sold and many of the larger queen growers in the south and south-east are finishing this week.
Demand has picked up over the past few days, due to the return of more normal weather conditions.