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Old 09/11/12, 07:41 AM
 
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Price for 50 lbs of potatoes?

I've seen a few mention buying 50 pound bags of potatoes and wondering what you're paying for them.
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Old 09/11/12, 07:42 AM
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I've paid as little as $10 or as much as $14....really bugs me when there's rotten ones in the Save Alot bags but I normally will buy from a local produce stand with better luck!
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Old 09/11/12, 07:48 AM
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Cliff, DH and I picked up 50lbs of good looking red potatoes at the Farmers Market in Nashville last saturday. Some of these suckers were huge, and not near one of them were bad and have a great flavor. They dont taste rooty like store bought potatoes taste~ We paid $12.00
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Old 09/11/12, 08:03 AM
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best trick to tell if there is a rotten potato is to put your nose right up to it and sniff...
I saw them last week for 12.99 in northeastern PA
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Last time I BOUGHT potatoes, they were $4.50. It's hardly worth planting them, but I put in 400 row feet of them this year - Yukon Gold, Reds and Kennebec.
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I just paid $10 for 50lb on the Eastern Shore of VA. Not one rotten one.
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Old 09/11/12, 09:05 AM
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At our flea market/auction,12. for 50 lbs of reds.
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Old 09/11/12, 09:19 AM
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$25.00 as of right now at my favorite farm market..they were $17.00 last year! I'm friend's w/the owner of the market..she told me to wait until the end of next month to see if the price will come down a bit from the people they buy them from...$8.00 increase because of the crazy weather affecting everyones crop.
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Old 09/11/12, 09:28 AM
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I can get 50# for about $19 this week.
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Cheapest I've found here is $17 -- and they weren't good "keepers" -- more the baking type. Local potatoes didn't do well this year, so I expect that price to go up. My potatoes didn't do anything at ALL, so I expect to have to pay it
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Just bought 100# for 7.98/50lb.... At Cash and Carry.....

Always try to get them there as they last so much longer than the supermarket potatoes
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best trick to tell if there is a rotten potato is to put your nose right up to it and sniff...
I saw them last week for 12.99 in northeastern PA
If you are near Maine Source, they have 50# B size for $10.99 this week. Last week we got 50# reds for $11.99 We went in looking for the others they had, but saw these for $12.99, then they rang up cheaper.

PSA: A word of caution on sniffing your potatoes. Be careful when smelling anything that may have mold. Quite a few years ago I was watching a show about a guy who was having reconstructive facial surgery. Turns out he had smelled a piece of bread and mold got into his sinus cavity. It caused a horrendous infection. He lost his entire face from his eyes down to his mouth. I have never smelled anything that has the possiblity of transferring mold into my sinus cavity since I watched that show. I taught my kids the same thing. I am not a germaphobe (sp) by any means, but it really scared me.

Back to our discussion about potatoes....
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Old 09/11/12, 03:37 PM
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I recently got 60 lbs for $11. Mine got dug and eaten by something so I was stuck with buying store potatoes.

Got 7 quarts canned yesterday. Have to do more tonight. The potatoes were starting to turn green from being exposed to light before I bought them.
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I've seen a few mention buying 50 pound bags of potatoes and wondering what you're paying for them.
I've paid 9-12. I am kind of expecting to pay up to $20 this year though because of rising prices.
It depends on where you get them. The last few years I have found them at a hardware store that sells a lot of nursery supplies.
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Old 09/11/12, 04:21 PM
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I paid $6.00 for a 20-pound bag of new potatoes from a farm stand two weeks ago.

Sorry, don't recall what they were charging for 50 pounds.
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Old 09/11/12, 05:16 PM
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If you are near Maine Source, they have 50# B size for $10.99 this week. Last week we got 50# reds for $11.99 We went in looking for the others they had, but saw these for $12.99, then they rang up cheaper.

PSA: A word of caution on sniffing your potatoes. Be careful when smelling anything that may have mold. Quite a few years ago I was watching a show about a guy who was having reconstructive facial surgery. Turns out he had smelled a piece of bread and mold got into his sinus cavity. It caused a horrendous infection. He lost his entire face from his eyes down to his mouth. I have never smelled anything that has the possiblity of transferring mold into my sinus cavity since I watched that show. I taught my kids the same thing. I am not a germaphobe (sp) by any means, but it really scared me.

Back to our discussion about potatoes....
thanks for both tips!
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Old 09/11/12, 05:18 PM
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hows the best way to store a sack like this?? I just usually leave the open sack in the basement, and take what I need, but with the local sale (Mainesource), I might buy a few bags...any tips??
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I stick them in laundry baskets open to the air. When they start to sprout or get soft, I can what is left.
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Old 09/11/12, 06:53 PM
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$9 here for 50# of red potatoes. They are .18 per lb.
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Old 09/11/12, 07:51 PM
 
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About $12 for 50 lbs here in S central PA.
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