One of the foods I was most surprised by when we starting growing more of our own and shopping at local farms was the potato. I figured a potato was a potato. Ends up there’s a whole world of varieties, and, like many foods, a whole world of difference between what you buy in most grocery stores and what you’ll find at a farm. We’ve only grown potatoes one year ourselves, but I expect we’ll do it again. In the meantime, I’m happy to buy potatoes from the farmstand.
Potatoes are a great food to buy in bulk if you’ve got the space for them. I picked up a 50 pound bag of creamy winter white potatoes today for less than half of what the same would cost at the grocery store. Kept cool and very dark, they should keep us in french fries for quite a while.