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I’m upset, because a friend posted this article about companies that send people potatoes, and it turned out to be about gag-gift potato messages. I thought it was going to be some sort of potato-of-the-month club.

I wanted to sign @tinierpurplefishes up for it.

A potato of the month club would be *amazing*. There are thousands of varieties of potato, and we in the ‘west’ eat about 8. So sad.

Yup! There’s usually only four or five varieties in the grocery store, if that. I’ve had a few others when mom’s grown ‘em (She’s particularly fond of ‘la ratte’: “It’s called ‘la ratte’! It’s French for ‘the rat’! ‘Cause they look like rats!” /mom). I would totally be up for fancy landrace potato comparisons.

…of course, if I had more disposable income I’d have no trouble disposing of it on cheese and wine and charcuterie and and and and.


Noms are the best bit of every day :)

OH BY THE WAY! You two are in the northwest now, so you should definitely know about Territorial Seeds once you have some land to grow things in. Only 11 kinds of seed potato, though. Everything they sell is test grown in the Willamette valley, so it’s specifically grown for the PNW. There are other, smaller local seed places that are very cool too – Territorial is just sort of the grandma.

(Also they were totally smeared by uninformed people at the Oly co-op, so I feel like plugging them is a little bit of redress).

Oh oh yes. Definitely. I am looking forward a ridiculous amount to having a garden to play with. First, a house (which is why the Timberland Regional Library is now lacking rather a lot of house building books).

But I wonder if… oh yes, google tells me there are many people who specialise in heirloom potatoes. Between that and the heirloom apple bloke, I forsee much fun in the future.