Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Our Pantry - Sweet Potatoes

These are some sweet potatoes that we picked up in the field behind our house after the harvesters had finished. 

This picture shows how large the field is.

Here is a picture of some of the sweet potatoes that were not deemed good enough and were left behind.  There's nothing wrong with them, except they aren't the perfect size and therefore would not sell well at the grocery store. 

The field is covered in piles of these imperfect sweet potatoes.  They will soon be disced up and will become part of the soil again.  I have noticed many fields in the area that have lots of potatoes left behind.

We probably should have picked up lots more for the pantry.  Sweet potatoes keep well, they are a healthy carb and are on the Trim Healthy Mama plan as an "E" meal.

Its that time of year when I feel the need to stock the pantry for winter.  Thank goodness we can go to the grocery store any time we want.  We are so blessed.


Meggie said...

I was wondering if your local food pantry could organize volunteers to pick up what is left behind....I guess there could be a liability involved for the land owners, but looks like something could be worked out....that is a lot of potatoes. And as you said, they keep well.

Little Penpen said...

I heard someone say on the local news that a lot of sweet potatoes were left behind this year, because the prices were so low. I've seen huge piles at various churches, that I guess were brought in as charity items. You should be well stocked for quite awhile!

Terri said...

I think it's crazy at how much food we waste as a country. I'm glad you were able to get some of them.

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