25KG of potatoes for £4.50 @ local farm shops
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25KG of potatoes for £4.50 @ local farm shops

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Found 10th Oct 2014
I've just had a second 25KG sack of unwashed potatoes delivered from the man who sells them to a local chippy. I can't believe just how much the price has fallen for potatoes, you'd certainly never know from the rip off prices the supermarkets are charging!

Doing a quick Google search this is not a local price by any means, there are plenty, and some are even cheaper! I found Wooton Farm Shop in Gloucestershire are selling 25KG for just £3.50 !
wottonfarmshop.co.uk/new…50/
Different varieties may cost more Wilja Reds in Malvern were £7.00 a bag
stuffsales.net/Pot…tml
Broom leys Farm was the same:
broomleysfarm.co.uk/egg…nd/

These cheaper prices are probably available near you, but because they are all small local traders you will have to search for one near you.

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Don't think I could even get through this bag in a year

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Edited by: "Pateo" 10th Oct 2014

Totally agree with you, I got a 25kg sack of Wiljas for £3.00 today from Cambers (in Shropshire) and a big net of carrots for £2.00.
I don't understand why supermarket prices are so high (especially with their buying power) and why they insist packaging them in plastic bags.
Edited by: "summerjoo" 10th Oct 2014

25kg bags of spuds have been £3 to £4 for donkeys years! Prices have not fallen, supermarket stuff is all washed, hence the premium.
You have to store this stuff in cold garages or similar for them to keep

I got 25kg from Morrisons for £2 and within days they were full of eyes. I didn't know they should be kept in the garage will try that. Lovely spuds.

muffboy

25kg bags of spuds have been £3 to £4 for donkeys years! Prices have not f … 25kg bags of spuds have been £3 to £4 for donkeys years! Prices have not fallen, supermarket stuff is all washed, hence the premium.You have to store this stuff in cold garages or similar for them to keep


Its a huge mark up just to have them washed and the plastic packaging is unecessary. They used to be sold that way in supermarkets before they got obsessed with pre-packing everything, which isn't very environmentally friendly.

Heat from me, dont mind scrubbing them

Yeah, they've always been cheap. It's good to have a nice greengrocer near you..

As long as you store them in a cool dry place, they'll last for ages. And 25kg will feed you for months. A family could almost cut their food bill in half if they kept buying them. Probably not the healthiest of diets but you can definitely cook lots of tasty healthy food with them if you know what you're doing. :-)

Combine them with cheap tins of chopped tomatoes and spices from the asian supermarkets and get reduced veg whenever you see it. Freeze what you don't need and you'll save loads.



Edited by: "sotomonkey" 11th Oct 2014

Spuds keep well in a cool dark garage if they are unwashed. Not sure abut the carrots.

marlovian

Spuds keep well in a cool dark garage if they are unwashed. Not sure abut … Spuds keep well in a cool dark garage if they are unwashed. Not sure abut the carrots.



Carrots will keep a long time in the fridge normally I find. I think I've eaten carrots that had been kept in the fridge and were a little over three months old and they were fine for stews etc. It's funny as I think they were reduced. Sometimes I find they don't keep though, seems a bit hit and miss. Once they start to go black, they're on their way out.
Edited by: "sotomonkey" 11th Oct 2014

In supermarkets you pay for washed and packed in a posh bags potatoes. Where to agree with regulations (supermarket + UK) supplier has to use million pounds worth machinery just to wash, check, pack and print date on packing.... So price jumps a lot at this point, plus then supermarkets add on top their fees and in the end you pay 2quid for half kilo

Anthonis

In supermarkets you pay for washed and packed in a posh bags potatoes. … In supermarkets you pay for washed and packed in a posh bags potatoes. Where to agree with regulations (supermarket + UK) supplier has to use million pounds worth machinery just to wash, check, pack and print date on packing.... So price jumps a lot at this point, plus then supermarkets add on top their fees and in the end you pay 2quid for half kilo



Lidl recently were selling 2.5kg bags of washed potatoes for £1, so you can get washed potatoes cheap sometimes if you shop around.

Public information :), not a 'deal' .

sotomonkey

Lidl recently were selling 2.5kg bags of washed potatoes for £1, so you … Lidl recently were selling 2.5kg bags of washed potatoes for £1, so you can get washed potatoes cheap sometimes if you shop around.



And the Lidl spuds were Maris Pipers too.

Nice to see some truly useful stuff on HUKD, whether used as filler, or for the fibre, or vitamin C, ...spuds are great! last well & should be a staple go to food to this day.

well pointed out OP.

Does anyone store their potatoes in the fridge at all? I've been doing this through the summer (Used the garage last winter to great effect) and they keep absolutely perfectly, having said that I've only been buying Aldi's 2.5kg Maris Pipers the last few months, and they're usually gone within a fortnight, but the last used are as good as the first, and Aldi's MP's are truly wonderful, never a blemish or bruise on them.

if you aren't near a farm shop, most Asian grocery stores will sell the same amount, for sometimes a little cheaper than this deal. I guess they are buying in bulk and can get the price down compared to farm shops who have to sell their crop as soon as possible to a limited customer base.

A bit off topic but has anyone noticed that fruit and veg seems to be a lot smaller these days ? Cauliflowers, sprouts, apples and oranges all seem really small now.

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redduck

if you aren't near a farm shop, most Asian grocery stores will sell the … if you aren't near a farm shop, most Asian grocery stores will sell the same amount, for sometimes a little cheaper than this deal. I guess they are buying in bulk and can get the price down compared to farm shops who have to sell their crop as soon as possible to a limited customer base.


My local Asian very large trade cash & carry are twice this price unfortunately.

I can tell you being a farmer prices are not always this cheap. Farmers are lucky to be getting £2 a bag at the minute for a big sack of spuds. Every one is getting pennies at the moment. And supermarkets just take the p**s out of everyone

A fiver a bag round here for decent quality Marfona, straight from the farm. An excellent potato, Marfona, but not that easy to get hold of everywhere.

Wholesale prices were around the £5 mark, and upwards, in England on Friday, so a fiver's a fair farmgate price:



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Not everyone has garages you know!!

Thoughtful

My local Asian very large trade cash & carry are twice this price … My local Asian very large trade cash & carry are twice this price unfortunately.



I should really have said that I meant local grocery store rather than a cash and carry. You know the type run by Mr & Mrs Khan or Patel, dare I say, as a corner shop (add other stereotype here). They will generally also do 12Kg bands for around the same money. I know you done save any money buying the smaller bag but it means you don't throw so many away if you can't eat them all and they start rotting.

Can you but them from a wholesale fruit and veg market? I live near one but I always assumed it had to be bulk.

biscuitracer

Can you but them from a wholesale fruit and veg market? I live near one … Can you but them from a wholesale fruit and veg market? I live near one but I always assumed it had to be bulk.


It will depend on the market, and the wholesaler, but in most cases they won't turn down a cash sale.

Never mind the reduced size of the vegetables we get nowadays, do a bit of research and you will find that they are not as nutritious as they were a few decades ago hortsci.ashspublications.org/con…act no more fallow fields or crop rotation, nowadays its all chemical fertilisers and pesticides, even organically grown isn't as good as ordinary farm produced was 50 years ago.

Thanks newbold

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notahoarder

Don't think I could even get through this bag in a year



Why? are you a terrorist?

Anyone think that rooster potatoes have changed?

They used to be waxy/smooth when boiled but now they are much more fluffy.

Maybe my local shop had just mislabeled them.

On a hunt to find waxy and yellowish spuds for boiling.

Sorted with Queens for roasties
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