A young chap from Poland came to Long Island and brought with him a long tradition of farming and potatoes. He set up a pretty decent 170-acre farm and passed it on to his heirs. In the 1970’s his grandson, Martin and his wife Carol took over the farm, but times were tough back then. And soon came the ever-known Atkins Diet, responsible of making us all scared of carbs, including potatoes.
So what to do? You get creative and make potato chips. But not any potato chip – a kettle cooked in nothing but sunflower oil. Hence the excistence of North Fork Potato Chips. The first pot was served to friends and family, who seemed to like it. With the help of their children thew were soon seeling by the truck loads. Today, they’ve had to split the business – Martin farms, Carol makes chips.
The wonderful thing about this, is that it’s farmers who make their own potatoes, and turn them into their own chips. From field to bag. The chips are thicker as well, because an actual potato was used to make it. And even better; the sunflower oil that has been used to make the chips with, is now used as fuel for the machines. What’s not to love.