25kg of white potatoes £5 at most local farms or farm shops
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25kg of white potatoes £5 at most local farms or farm shops

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Found 25th Mar 2014
Look this might not be everyone's cup of tea but I drive around a lot and always see these sign posted as I drive around. 25kg sacks of potatoes red & white all different kinds and always super cheap around £5 for a huge bag. Compare that to most super markets where u would pay around £2-3 for a say 3-5 kg pack the savings are huge and the people who benefit are us the consumer and the farmer who get more money then the supermarket buy them for. We have brought from our local farm shop in wix for the last 3 years they are always excellent quality and last 2 months at least if stored in a cool dry and dark place. So next time your out and about look for a sign saying potatoes and pop in. You will save a fortune.

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Fair point. I always prefer to buy from farm shops. Potatoes in supermarkets go through industrial machines to wash them and grade them, causing damage to the spuds. Also the spuds last longer if unwashed and kept in the dark. Daylight will start them sprouting earlier and also shop spuds have been chilled which isn't good for the spuds. It makes them go watery and changes the texture. Keep them in the dark in a cupboard away from strong flavours/smells especially away from chemicals.

One other point. Be aware that often the guys in lay-bys are selling imported spuds or grade 2 spuds which the supermarkets rejected meaning they are at least 2 weeks out of the ground. Buy from the farm shops not from the lay-bys to ensure high quality with good shelf life

No reflection on this deal BUT many of the so called farm shops are just supermarkets out in the sticks. In reply to 'Bugeyed' virtually all potatoes go through "industrial machines" which grade them and remove foreign bodies and in some cases wash them many vegetables are kept in climate controlled environments better that than the old method of potato clamps
Edited by: "Pipcola" 25th Mar 2014

12.5 kg's at Morrison's for £3.50. None of the local farm shops near me are cheaper. Cold from me.

Bugeyed

One other point. Be aware that often the guys in lay-bys are selling … One other point. Be aware that often the guys in lay-bys are selling imported spuds or grade 2 spuds which the supermarkets rejected meaning they are at least 2 weeks out of the ground. Buy from the farm shops not from the lay-bys to ensure high quality with good shelf life

2 weeks out of the ground?Potato's are kept in storage for months Late's are stored to last till early's come on the go and can go up in price even though they are older if there is a shortage.We buy them direct from farmer/merchant for our workplace.

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jonohanson

12.5 kg's at Morrison's for £3.50. None of the local farm shops near me … 12.5 kg's at Morrison's for £3.50. None of the local farm shops near me are cheaper. Cold from me.


So for the same amount as I got u would have paid £7 but u still vote cold wow that's strange

Bugeyed

Fair point. I always prefer to buy from farm shops. Potatoes in … Fair point. I always prefer to buy from farm shops. Potatoes in supermarkets go through industrial machines to wash them and grade them, causing damage to the spuds. Also the spuds last longer if unwashed and kept in the dark. Daylight will start them sprouting earlier and also shop spuds have been chilled which isn't good for the spuds. It makes them go watery and changes the texture. Keep them in the dark in a cupboard away from strong flavours/smells especially away from chemicals.



That doesn't make a lot of sense... Why on Earth would supermarkets spend thousands of pounds chilling potatoes if it not only doesn't improve their life, but it decreases it? The only feasible time they may be chilled is when being transported to the store in a refrigerated lorry (I assume they're kept separate from the chilled produce but I've never looked so maybe they aren't), and that would only be for a few hours.

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jonohanson

12.5 kg's at Morrison's for £3.50. None of the local farm shops near me … 12.5 kg's at Morrison's for £3.50. None of the local farm shops near me are cheaper. Cold from me.



Still don't get ur logic on voting cold?

jonohanson

12.5 kg's at Morrison's for £3.50. None of the local farm shops near me … 12.5 kg's at Morrison's for £3.50. None of the local farm shops near me are cheaper. Cold from me.



I got a bag last week. Easier to store, carry and didn't get my motor dirty driving around the local farm

BTW OP baggage handlers don't even like carrying above 23KG, so 25KG of spuds is out of the question for a lot of people to lift in and out of the car.

matthewbarfoot

Still don't get ur logic on voting cold?



I haven't voted cold, but this isn't exactly a deal so I'd see why some would. You're basically saying "you might have a local farm shop, and if you do and can get to it, they might have potatoes for this price". Well worth pointing out to people, but not exactly a "deal".

Pipcola

No reflection on this deal BUT many of the so called farm shops are just … No reflection on this deal BUT many of the so called farm shops are just supermarkets out in the sticks. In reply to 'Bugeyed' virtually all potatoes go through "industrial machines" which grade them and remove foreign bodies and in some cases wash them many vegetables are kept in climate controlled environments better that than the old method of potato clamps



Wrong if you buy 25kg from farm shop they wont be washed you can buy small bags of wash potatoes though
They will be lifted out ground riddled then bagged thats it no washing no cold storage with virtually all 25kg bags
If you want washed ones go to Tesco ect and get little bag of washed chilled potatoes
we buy 25kg sacks all the time never been washed ones in sack
Edited by: "0scar222" 25th Mar 2014

Wish I had a farm near me that was easy to get too (no car, unable to cycle (medical condition)).

Even if the potatoes were the same price as supermarkets (or slightly more expensive) and I could buy smaller quantities of fresh grown veg to go with those lovely tat's - it would be my preference

Farmers get a raw deal from supermarkets (OK everyone is out to make money) but I'd sooner give the profit direct to farmers for fresher products that haven't travelled half way across the UK increasing carbon footprints.

callum9999

That doesn't make a lot of sense... Why on Earth would supermarkets spend … That doesn't make a lot of sense... Why on Earth would supermarkets spend thousands of pounds chilling potatoes if it not only doesn't improve their life, but it decreases it? The only feasible time they may be chilled is when being transported to the store in a refrigerated lorry (I assume they're kept separate from the chilled produce but I've never looked so maybe they aren't), and that would only be for a few hours.



thats the only time id imagine they are chilled - they do have seperation walls in refrigerated trailers but they dont always get used

like the post. heat added:-)

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callum9999

I haven't voted cold, but this isn't exactly a deal so I'd see why some … I haven't voted cold, but this isn't exactly a deal so I'd see why some would. You're basically saying "you might have a local farm shop, and if you do and can get to it, they might have potatoes for this price". Well worth pointing out to people, but not exactly a "deal".



So the same applies to all the local tesco deals and every other local store deals. I drive up to 150 miles away from my house and often see signs for potatoes. So I appreciate might not be right next to someone's house but will be near I'm sure. Plus when you put cold at the end of the sentence that's a general sign for how u voted that's y I mentioned the cold vote.

Farmers definitely get a raw end of the deal. But you never see a poor farmer

sorry but how can this be a hotdeal when it has no location lets say i live in the city centre of liverpool or london where is my local farm shop .

£5 for marris pipers in my local farm shop. Heat given for reminding peeps to buy from local farms.

My local is 3.99 or 3 for £10

Rowberrys in Chaddesley Corbett nr Kidderminster.

Your grammar is appalling.

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deano86

Farmers definitely get a raw end of the deal. But you never see a poor … Farmers definitely get a raw end of the deal. But you never see a poor farmer


Er yes you actually do and many now end up going bust. It's been in the news many times

25kg of spuds from a farm shop local to me costs £7.50!!
OP is assuming that all farms nationwide sell them at £5, which isn't the case in my area!!
Cold from me, as at the moment it is cheaper for me to buy from Morrisons.

What the OP has put up isn't a deal!!!!
It's merely information telling everyone that he can buy 25kg of potatoes for £5 at farms local to him!!!!

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dalmore12

Your grammar is appalling.



Sorry dad I will try harder. Just put down the belt.

matthewbarfoot

Sorry dad I will try harder. Just put down the belt.



No mistakes there. Well done son.

I always buy my veg from a local farm, they also support local produce makers selling honey, pickles, always a friendly experience and always willing to help unlike a lot of supermarkets

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amis1975

25kg of spuds from a farm shop local to me costs £7.50!!OP is assuming … 25kg of spuds from a farm shop local to me costs £7.50!!OP is assuming that all farms nationwide sell them at £5, which isn't the case in my area!!Cold from me, as at the moment it is cheaper for me to buy from Morrisons.What the OP has put up isn't a deal!!!!It's merely information telling everyone that he can buy 25kg of potatoes for £5 at farms local to him!!!!



I mentioned around £5 and if you call east Anglia near me then I guess it's smaller then I think. I travel many miles and don't see them anywhere near £7.50. The price is normally around £5

Anyone knows any farm shop near Hyde, or Ashton-Under-Lyne , where could get 25kg for £5 or similar?

dalmore12

Your grammar is appalling.



Here's a direct quote taken from one of dalmore12's previous posts.....

"If vote cold please say where to find it cheaper."

Bad grammar? X)

0scar222

Wrong if you buy 25kg from farm shop they wont be washed you can buy … Wrong if you buy 25kg from farm shop they wont be washed you can buy small bags of wash potatoes though They will be lifted out ground riddled then bagged thats it no washing no cold storage with virtually all 25kg bags If you want washed ones go to Tesco ect and get little bag of washed chilled potatoes we buy 25kg sacks all the time never been washed ones in sack



Would you care to explain what in particular was 'WRONG'

Bugeyed

Fair point. I always prefer to buy from farm shops. Potatoes in … Fair point. I always prefer to buy from farm shops. Potatoes in supermarkets go through industrial machines to wash them and grade them, causing damage to the spuds. Also the spuds last longer if unwashed and kept in the dark. Daylight will start them sprouting earlier and also shop spuds have been chilled which isn't good for the spuds. It makes them go watery and changes the texture. Keep them in the dark in a cupboard away from strong flavours/smells especially away from chemicals.



September is when we bulk life all the remaining potatoes left in the ground known as the main crop. The potatoes are placed into 1¼ ton boxes, which are stacked into an insulated and refrigerated store where they will be kept at 4° C for supplying the shop for the next nine months. This is a quote from the site below

carpentersfarmshop.co.uk/pot…tml

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tonikeys

Here's a direct quote taken from one of dalmore12's previous … Here's a direct quote taken from one of dalmore12's previous posts....."If vote cold please say where to find it cheaper."Bad grammar? X)


This did made me laugh very much!!

We have a potato man who delivers to chip shops, and they are 25Kg for £5.00, and he carries them into the kitchen too.
He tells me that the potatoes in supermarkets are light treated to shorten the shelf life, and the people in the stores say that they are left on the shelves with bright light on them 24 hours a day. Kept in a cool place potatoes will last weeks if not months, but the supermarket ones are lucky if they last a week!

tonikeys

Here's a direct quote taken from one of dalmore12's previous … Here's a direct quote taken from one of dalmore12's previous posts....."If vote cold please say where to find it cheaper."Bad grammar? X)



I just forgot a word in this one. I didn't use "brought" instead of "bought".
Can you guess which word I forgot?
Edited by: "dalmore12" 25th Mar 2014

Bugeyed

One other point. Be aware that often the guys in lay-bys are selling … One other point. Be aware that often the guys in lay-bys are selling imported spuds or grade 2 spuds which the supermarkets rejected meaning they are at least 2 weeks out of the ground. Buy from the farm shops not from the lay-bys to ensure high quality with good shelf life



And where do you think most of the 'farm shops' get their spuds from?

Thoughtful

We have a potato man who delivers to chip shops, and they are 25Kg for … We have a potato man who delivers to chip shops, and they are 25Kg for £5.00, and he carries them into the kitchen too.He tells me that the potatoes in supermarkets are light treated to shorten the shelf life, and the people in the stores say that they are left on the shelves with bright light on them 24 hours a day. Kept in a cool place potatoes will last weeks if not months, but the supermarket ones are lucky if they last a week!



Which one?

http://www.independent.co.uk/migration_catalog/article5231726.ece/ALTERNATES/w620/p18-potato-men.jpeg

You also "forgot" the comma after the word "cold".

Two mistakes in one sentence. X)


dalmore12

I just forgot a word in this one. I didn't use "brought" instead of … I just forgot a word in this one. I didn't use "brought" instead of "bought".Can you guess which word I forgot?

£8 at mine

Good post.
Help to support the farmer and not Tesco etc.
Good idea to save money and time is to peel and boil/steam a shed load of potatoes from a £5 sack, mash them and then freeze them in portions.
The price will only go upwards until the earlies come in from the fields.

Edited by: "hosepiper" 25th Mar 2014

You still have to be a bit careful with buying from farms direct. We have two local to us and they both charge £6 for a 25Kg bag but the last lot we got only about half were useable due to the crop being ravaged with blight (I believe this keeps spreading even in storage and smells awful). We took it back and the farmer told us "go away" in no uncertain terms and no offer of a refund or apology.
So if you want to take a punt on this random non deal......go for it. Otherwise just get them from a reputable store where you can take them back hassle free if there is any issue.......after all its only a couple of quid difference and they have been properly graded.
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