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Offline Double B

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A Load of Taters
« on: December 06, 2017, 03:55:39 PM »
I went into town today and stopped at the red light. When I looked up, the fellow in front of me had a large load of taters in the back. I am not sure where he was going or where he had been but the one thing I am sure of is that 3/4 ton truck would fit another potato in the back without some rolling out. There were a couple of new potatoes (red) mixed in with the rest but there was plenty of them.
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Re: A Load of Taters
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 04:58:41 PM »
that is a lot of taters, too many to peddle at the crossroad.
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Re: A Load of Taters
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2017, 05:11:05 PM »
That's the most taters I have ever seen at one time!!

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Re: A Load of Taters
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2017, 05:43:35 PM »
A few years ago one of our Amish neighbors ran into a semi load of Kennebec that were rotting.The deal was he had to take them all. The Amish community put our 44 acres together amongst themselves.
At the local auction that fall you could buy 100lb sacks full of really nice size potatoes for $5 a sack of 100 lbs.
Funny how when you have an abundance of something you seem to eat it more also! Wish I could get that deal nowadays.
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Re: A Load of Taters
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2017, 07:49:29 PM »
wow, you weren't kidding.  that is a lot of potatoes! 

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Re: A Load of Taters
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2017, 10:41:32 PM »
That s a lot of spuds.... I wonder what they are planning to do with all of them? I mean unless you have a good root cellar you have to do something with them right? Can't eat them all at once...lol
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Re: A Load of Taters
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2017, 04:53:04 AM »
That sure would make a lot of mashed potatoes!

I do see a big problem. They are getting wet so where ever they are going the person  will need to either deal with them right away or somehow spread them out to re-dry.

That would be a shame to see them rot.
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Re: A Load of Taters
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2017, 07:39:37 AM »
1 shotwade....100 lbs for $5 !!!!! Well,there goes my diet!!

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Re: A Load of Taters
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2017, 07:41:33 AM »
I used to know a guy that was put through college by his grandparents with a French fry concession trailer an county fairs. After college my friend took over the concession trailer an he has made a really good living.   He buys taters by the pickup load, but bagged   years ago I visited his trailer at a fair an he offered me a 50 lb bag of taters because the taters were to old to make good looking French fries because the starches had gone to sugar an the fries would turn dark an look burnt before they were fully cooked. 
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Re: A Load of Taters
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2017, 07:52:38 AM »
These potatoes looked really nice and fresh. My first thought was that they were going to be fed to hogs but they looked so fresh. Like Maggie said, they were definitely getting wet so unless they had a place and way to dry them, the next few days someone is going to have a stinky rotten mess. If you see a white Ford pickup for sale around here in another week or two you might want to give it the smell test before purchasing  :o :o :o
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Re: A Load of Taters
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2017, 08:05:01 AM »
1 shotwade....100 lbs for $5 !!!!! Well,there goes my diet!!

Ya, I know, right! We ate a lot of potatoes that year!LOL!
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Re: A Load of Taters
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2017, 09:25:27 AM »
I passed that same truck on my freeway, last week.  Or, it was his twin!!

I had the same thought about those potatoes.  Almost flagged him down to ask for a bag full, or as many as he might've been willing to give away, LOL!

Potatoes are on the move!  I need to fire up the pressure canner!!!
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