PhytoDoc Menomonie, WI (3 reviews) September 19, 2020
I have bought seed potatoes from Wood Prairie for a few years. Every order has been received in excellent condition. The potatoes perform pretty much as advertised (variations in yield and quality I suspect have more to do with how well I prepped the beds and the weather). I really like being able to get unusual varieties. This year, I tried the Adirondack Blue and was amazed at the yield of these excellent blue-fleshed roasters. I'll keep buying seed potatoes from Wood Prairie.
I placed my on-line order with them after looking for a good on-line vendor of certified seed potatoes.
I placed my order, duly rec'd. a confirmation and nothing else as far as information about my order goes. In the 21st Century how long does it take to let a customer know when their order is shipped? Maybe send supply the package's tracking # as a courtesy?
I got none of the above info., only my order, that I rec'd. 7 days after I placed it.
I paid big bucks for 7 (small and medium) certified organic seed potatoes (1 lb) and a bag of their organic chicken manure.
I also paid big bucks to have both items shipped.
I am not mad about my order or all the dough I spent.
Reckon I cannot take my dough when I go, so I'm spending it on my garden while I am here.
Just citing my experience.
Speaking for myself, one order is enough.
Posted on July 19, 2011, updated August 19, 2011
This spring I received a sampler package from you folks...in error. It was supposed to go to someone in Florida but it got sent here to Oregon instead. It seems that you have 2 people with the same name. When I contacted you folks about it you said for me to keep them. I planted them and have just harvested some of the biggest, tastiest potatoes I have ever grown. In the future I suppose it would be foolish of me to get my seed potatoes from anywhere else. You have earned yourselves a new customer. Thank you On August 19th, 2011, Spriggin added the following:
I have just harvested a 1 lb. 10 oz. potato grown from your box of freebies. That sounds like a family dinner to me. Again, thank you.
melody Benton, KY (Zone 7a) (41 reviews) June 1, 2011
Prompt shipment of excellent product.
I'm extremely pleased with the service!
Posted on March 15, 2011, updated March 15, 2011
Posted on March 8, 2011, updated March 15, 2011
I am giving this rating due to the size of the potato seed I was sent. I paid $54 for 2 kits of mixed seed. When I got them I thought it was a partial order. The boxes were about the size of a 5x7 pic. When I opened them, the seed were so small, it looked like the rejects of the fingerling potatoes. This was not my first time planting so I had comparisons. I emailed them to question the size and said I would have to split them to even begin a potato patch. Their response was you are not suppose to split these. Well, I will have to go else where for the rest of my patch.I understand downsizing and cutting back, but this was rediculous.On March 15th, 2011, criplegarden changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
I will change my rating...I was contacted by the company and they wanted to satisfy me with the order. We talked about my concerns and they removed some of the charges. They offered to do more, but I did not feel right since I would still use the items. I was very suprised in today's world that this happened... toooo often the new normal is to stick it to the customer....this company went the extra step and called me to satify the order.On March 15th, 2011, criplegarden added the following:
I will change my rating...I was contacted by the company and they wanted to satisfy me with the order. We talked about my concerns and they removed some of the charges. They offered to do more, but I did not feel right since I would still use the items. I was very suprised in today's world that this happened... toooo often the new normal is to stick it to the customer....this company went the extra step and called me to satify the order.
I have used this company for many years. They are always helpful and the seed potatoes are great, including the King Harry's. But the best item has to be the whole wheat flour. I love the texture and flavor. It is never bitter and makes great breads and muffins. I cannot be without it.
I have never grown potatoes before and placed my first order with this company. I fully expected to see the semi-dehydrated, crinkled seed potatoes you see in the stores. The potatoes I received looked good enough to eat. I even messed up and planted them when it was too cold outside and I was afraid they'd rot. My plants are absolutely gorgeous! They sent me a free seed packet, Dorinny Corn, which I've planted and am fully looking forward to eating. I will absolutely be buying all my supplies I can get from them for now on. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this company.
1SickPuppy Waukesha, WI (12 reviews) April 21, 2009
If I could rate this farm on a scale of 1 to 10, they would get a 10+. I received my order yesterday and my potatoes arrived in perfect shape and the quality is outstanding. A free packet of seeds was included and appreciated.
I had the opportunity to talk to Megan because I mistakenly ordered the wrong product and I was impressed with her genuine concern for my satisfaction.
You can bet I will be purchasing my potatoes from them from now on.
julsie Ruther Glen, VA (6 reviews) August 29, 2008
This was my first year to grow potatoes, so I ordered a sampler pack. The plants are growing like crazy! The website lets you choose your shipping date, and my seed potatoes arrived right when I wanted them. I intend to order again next year.
This is my second year growing Wood Pararie Farms fingerling potatoes. Both their seed potatoes and their retail potatoes are wonderful. It is expensive to ship potatoes but nobody near me sells the fingerlings so I treat myself occasionally.
manuretea Medina, OH (Zone 5b) (10 reviews) April 22, 2008
Wood Prairie charged a huge amount for shipping. My order was prepaid over four months ago, they found themselves short for an item I paid $15 for and substituted two packs of their seeds which I do not need nor want. No communication! I ordered from them because they were featured in a well read magazine and highly recommended. On April 23rd, 2008, manuretea changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
One of the owners did finally contact me. I can understand shortfalls but I feel it is reasonable to contact the customer if they choose to make a substitution rather than a refund!
arhogfan56 Hallsville, TX (5 reviews) February 28, 2008
This is my first try at planting potatoes. I love growing oddballs so I wanted to try the blue potatoes. I called and ordered 21/2 pounds of seed potatoes. They arrived when I asked them to be. They were large tubers packed beautifully in a nice paper sack with a postcard on it. I just got around to planting them yesterday but they were spouting and look like they will make some potatoes. They produce a beautiful catalog and send recipes to your email if you want. Recommended. They need more publicity.
We ordered 3 varieties (Butte, Red Cloud, and Yukon Gold) from WoodPrairie Farm last spring and did we ever get a fabulous potato crop! We have been eating potatoes every day, giving potatoes away, and still have 3 large containers of them. Each variety produced very delicious potatoes. We will order from them again this year.
The seed potatoes arrived in excellent condition (I live on the opposite coast) with very helpful planting and growing instructions. I have only grown potatoes inadvertently in the compost heap before now. These seem to be doing great. Product and shipping costs seem a bit pricey, but so far were worth it. Beautiful catalog. The pride in their company and product is obvious.
This is the best place to purchase your seed potatoes. Consistantly good quality, best production and they always arrive at the proper time to plant (we request they ship at a certain time as our zip codes don't fit the charts they come up with) Numerous varieties to choose from. I no longer order potatoes from any other company.
Terry Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) (122 reviews) April 9, 2002
Order arrived exactly when I specified; the seed potatoes were perfect, blemish-free and held up great for a week before I planted. The "easter egg" potatoes I ordered were a hit with my family. Definitely a first-rate company!
I have always received my order on time and have always gotten high yields of potatoes. Last year my potatoe plants were decimated by colorado potatoe beetles(I do not use pesticides) and I still received an enormous yield. I am very happy.
jody MD &, VA (Zone 7b) (11 reviews) November 29, 2001
Order was received at appropriate time and was satisfied with product. (seed potatoes) Would order from again.