Our fresh Aussie Potato migration
Hot potatoes. 100% of our spuds are Australian grown.
It’s part of our Aussie first supplier policy, committing us to buying from local growers whenever possible. And a reason why 97% of our fresh produce migrates from Aussie farms.
Get your potato facts below:
The great potato migration.
A lot of ALDI’s fresh, potatoes migrate from SA regions like Mallee and the Adelaide Plains. ALDI also source from farmers in WA. Buying from different Aussie growers allows us to sell this family favourite year round at ALDI prices.
The farmers creating potato perfection.
Deep in the country regions of SA and NSW, you’ll find Mitolo Family Farms weaving a little potato-y magic across their crops. For over a decade they have been lining the stomach of ALDI families, supplying thousands of bags a day to hungry customers. To stay ahead of the carby curve, Mitolo also conduct extensive trials on new potato varietals that trend throughout the globe to ensure only the best makes it onto Aussie tables.
How to pick the perfect potato?
Potatoes should be firm without any soft patches and, depending on the variety, they should have white or creamy coloured flesh. We probably don’t need to tell you this but avoid eating green potatoes as they might upset your tummy.
Storing your spuds.
Store your potatoes in a cool, dry place – out of sunlight. If left for a while, your potatoes may sprout. This is totally normal and they are still safe to eat if you remove these sprouts.
A side for every night of the week.
It’s not a meal without potatoes. From washed white potatoes to baby red, baby blue or even brushed, there’s a potato for every night of the week. Roast, boil, fry or mash them. Check out our recipes below.
Digging up the past.
The wild potato was first domesticated in South America between 8,000 and 5,000 BC. Now our potatoes are much more placid and grown on farms, right here in Australia.