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Look what I bought...

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lizzypopbottle Tue 27-Aug-19 15:54:28

Potatoes with muck on them!

Baggs Tue 27-Aug-19 15:56:20


paddyann Tue 27-Aug-19 16:27:58

I often buy mucky spuds at a local market ..sometimes even Cyprus potatoes with their lovely red earth ..I know I should only buy local and mainly do but Cyprus potatoes are fabulous for chips or roast and its only now and then the market stall has them ...oh and they are great in a moussaka

Gonegirl Tue 27-Aug-19 16:31:43

I remember we used to get a sackful of those. 55 cwt I think. How come they kept so well when supermarket washed ones last about a fortnight before they sprout? confused

Squiffy Tue 27-Aug-19 16:34:23

Oooh, proper spuds! Yum 😃

Liz46 Tue 27-Aug-19 16:38:28

Our Asda potatoes often have a use by date of the next day. I hate this washing of vegetables and then packing them in plastic.

We also used to buy a hessian sack of potatoes and store them in the garage.

Stansgran Tue 27-Aug-19 17:06:52

Potatoes from Pembroke were wonderful.

ninathenana Tue 27-Aug-19 17:17:02

Mine come from the local farm shop like that.
You can still buy them from there by the sack but it's paper now.

WOODMOUSE49 Tue 27-Aug-19 17:24:19

Always loose dirty ones in Morrisons during cropping time. Great local Cornish spuds

Sussexborn Tue 27-Aug-19 17:30:34

We used to buy them by the sackful but don’t use nearly so many now. Quite often have pasta, rice or noodles instead.

B9exchange Tue 27-Aug-19 17:44:04

Good size too, often supermarket ones too small for jackets!

SueDonim Tue 27-Aug-19 21:35:48

We sometimes get spuds with mud on them from our son-in-law. Better still, they're free, because he's a farmer!

Glammy57 Tue 27-Aug-19 21:54:37

Ooh, just as they should be!

Yes, Pembrokeshire potatoes are the best - the county, not the town!

M0nica Tue 27-Aug-19 22:07:19

My potatoes with mud on are also free - well nearly. I plant them then dig them up myself.

agnurse Wed 28-Aug-19 01:12:52

Nice spuds! Are they local? I love garden-fresh produce!

Chewbacca Wed 28-Aug-19 08:18:52

On my way back from North Wales last Saturday, I spotted an old milk cart parked up in a farm lane. It was laden with paper bags of muddy spuds; bunches of muddy carrots with all their leaves; little soil laden cauliflowers; bags of bent runner beans and ..... best of all ...... trays of mucky free range eggs! 😁 I bought all my fresh produce for the week, plus bunches of sunflowers, all for £4.20. They were the tastiest veg I've had in a long time and went down a treat with the Welsh lamb with the family on Sunday.

Bathsheba Wed 28-Aug-19 08:45:54

Good size too, often supermarket ones too small for jackets!

That's because the supermarkets separate out the bigger ones and sell them as 'jacket potatoes', at an inflated price. Always annoys me angry

Maggiemaybe Wed 28-Aug-19 08:54:36

DH has had great crops in the allotment this year, particularly the potatoes, which last for ages in paper sacks in the cellar. We have Desiree, Charlotte, Red Duke of York and my favourite, Pink Fir Apples. All stored good and mucky. smile

oldgaijin Wed 28-Aug-19 09:29:10

I grow my own tatties in plastic barrels. They take up little space and produce a delicious, home grown treat.

lizzypopbottle Wed 28-Aug-19 12:01:42

I'm sorry to say I didn't notice where they came from. I was too excited by their authenticity! Spuds from the ground. Trace elements and minerals! Loose spuds. I could buy just as many as I needed. No waste. They were great for roasties but would have made good jackets too because there were no nasty surprises inside, nothing to cut away. They were from Morrison's.

Gonegirl I think you mean 56lb bags, that's half a cwt.

Tish Wed 28-Aug-19 12:48:30

They keep much better too.

Purpledaffodil Wed 28-Aug-19 13:32:28

And the ones the supermarkets sell in bags for baking are minute! Which means buying them loose and washed at an even higher price! 😡

GrauntyHelen Wed 28-Aug-19 14:15:55

Lovely Im fortunate to get them like this straight from the allotment now but always bought dirty tatties and carrots they seem to taste better

Liz46 Wed 28-Aug-19 15:58:16

I remember we looked after my step grandchildren for a few days. I don't remember them watching me in the kitchen but when their mother came to pick them up, they went running to her saying 'Nanny Liz made chips OUT OF POTATOES'!

OmaforMaya Wed 28-Aug-19 16:33:09

Gone girl...55cwt is almost 3 ton.