Spuds Part 2
The COVID 19 epidemic has turned a good potato year into a rough one. When the nation's restaurants and cafeterias closed down so did the spud market. Now there is a glut of potatoes on the market is southern Idaho.
Bob Smathers of the Idaho Farm Bureau: "These potatoes are being purchased from the growers in Southern Idaho by county Farm Bureaus up here. We're bringing them up here and taking them to the Food Banks, food banks are loving it, the families up here lovee them. Its a good thing and a win, win for everyone,”
Susie Patterson, CSR of the Saint Maries Farm Bureau Office says they're glad to help out.
"We're helping everyone all around. We're helping the farmers get rid of their potatoes who didn't have a source to ship to. And then we are helping feed people in need and if people don't have money they can go to the Senior Center and get low-cost meals and sometimes free meals.”