We have so many potatoes that we're just giving them away. Free!

Cranney Farms

Tough decisions, that’s what a lot of businesses are dealing with as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc on the economy. One decision for Idaho farmers, what to do with all the crops that they can’t use. Some have been forced to simply throw it away. Cranney Farms in Idaho has thousands of potatoes they were expecting to sell. But with no market for the potatoes, Cranney Farms decided they would share their crop, and advertised on Facebook with two words: “Free potatoes.”

… Cranney says that a majority of potatoes go into food service. A lot of the product, for example, ends up being French fries. With schools and restaurants closed, there’s less of a market for potatoes.

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