All Idaho potatoes are harvested between August and October each year. Check the Julian date printed on the bag closure to see what date the potatoes were packaged.
Store in a cool dark place like a basement. You should not keep potatoes in your refrigerator, as cold temperatures convert starches to sugars.
If you can easily cut the green off with a paring knife, you may still use the rest of the potato. If the entire flesh is green, the potato should be discarded.
Yes, you may microwave a potato as long as the skins have been pierced with a fork.
We recommend piercing the potato with a fork, rubbing with butter or lard, salting and baking. This creates a fluffier, dryer potato whereas foil wrapped bakers create a “steamed” affect that isn’t as dry.