About Our Modern Potato Storage and Packing Sheds
Our updated potato cellars ensure our chippers stay fresh while our packing shed efficiently gets them ready for shipping.
We pride ourselves on maintaining a state of the art facility that takes advantage of the various advances in technology that are available. Located outside of Malin, Oregon, on Micka Road, when Gold Dust Potatoes purchased the old Shasta View facility it was one of the most efficient packing sheds in the Basin. In the years we have owned it, the packing shed has been updated with a modern Odenberg Titan potato sorter as well as increased in size to load trucks more efficiently. The newer system and larger work area allows us to wash, sort and ship over 60,000 hundredweight per week of potatoes graded to the specifics requested by each customer.
After our potatoes are harvested, they are carefully stored in climate-controlled state of the art storage buildings. These newer potato cellars are more energy efficient and have significantly reduced the amount of loss we have from waiting to ship. When it comes to our organic chipping potatoes, we built facilities just for the purpose of storing them – there is no intermingling between conventional and organic potatoes. Since we’re certified organic, we take great care in ensuring we keep our certification by following best practices in our fields and our facilities.
As new innovations are developed, Gold Dust will investigate which ones will make our packing shed more efficient as well as keep damage and loss to a minimum. We don’t adopt new technology simply for the sake of saying we have the latest equipment. We employ those that will benefit our bottom line and ensure our customers get the best quality chipping potatoes.