Tuesday, October 7, 2014

500 Sweet Potatoes

We did the math and we figured out that our household consumes between 400 and 500 sweet potatoes a year!

The reason we figured this out was because there appears to be a sweet potato shortage in our area!!! For the past couple of weeks, the grocery store hasn't had any or hardly any sweet potatoes available. And the co-op only has organic sweet potatoes (prohibitively expensive) and not its usual stock of conventional.

It scared me!

Sweet potatoes are a staple in my diet. They are a major source of my carbs and my starch. They fill out a meal. (we also eat other squashes, like acorn or butternut... turnips and rutabaga also fill this role... but sweet potatoes are my absolute favorite!).

So what did I do? Bought up every last sweet potato my store could offer! Hahaha :)

Not really worried about it. But it was amusing to think about how reliant we are on sweet potatoes - they are what bread used to be for us!

Short post today, back to walking on break :)


  1. I'm eating my lunch as I'm reading, which includes mashed sweet potato. :-)

  2. You made me smile. I hope some sweet potatoes are delivered to your town very soon.

  3. I love sweet potatoes, and am fortunate enough to live someplace they grow, so I can typically find really good ones at the farmers market!