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Daly Gourmet Potatoes

There are over 400 varieties of potatoes but here at Daly Gourmet Potatoes, we only grow the best.

Potatoes love rich deep soil, lots of water and sunshine and at Marion Bay we have all of it. Our gourmet potatoes are grown from certified seed.

We get up early, turning the taps on and off as the potato plants need to drink too!  The water is clean, it’s actually “Tasmanian clean” – the purest around…

The skies are big down here in the south, overlooking beautiful Marion Bay.  Sometimes they are so crystal clear and so blue, that you have to squint so you don’t hurt your eyes.  The golden sun warms the soil bed for our plants, and sometimes it rains.  We hope for both in appropriate proportions.

The air is crisp after the “cleaning” it gets as it comes over the Great Southern Bight or the Tasman Sea – depending on the wind direction for that day.  Either way it doesn’t matter, it’s some of the cleanest in the world.

Potatoes have been grown here for over twenty years.  We have a system where we rotate our land use with neighbouring farmers, so we are able to “give back” the goodness to the soil.  This means our soil beds are not just good – they’re perfect.

Clean air, beautiful views and wonderful people.  We have all the ingredients to produce great products.

Marion Bay

Abel Tasman first anchored just North of a small island in the South of this large bay in 1642, he landed in the area he named Frederick Henricx Bay (now Blackman Bay). The bay was named after the Frenchman Marion du Fresne, who arrived in his ship the “Mascarin” with the “Marquis de Castries” in March 1772. Marion recorded that “One sailor found numbers of crayfish, lobsters and huge crabs,and the oysters there are good and abundant”. Marion’s landing is the first recorded sighting and description of the Tasmanian people by Europeans, unfortunately one of the Tasmanians was shot dead by Marion’s men. Marion then sailed to New Zealand where he was killed by Maori in the Bay of Islands.” (Wikipedia)

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