Thursday, March 18, 2010
Just before Thanksgiving we went to this U-Pick farm in Tattnall County to get sweet potatoes for our holiday meals.
We were able to drive right to the field. I'm saying this because some people don't know that sweet potatoes grow under the ground. The plant blooms and then starts dying back and after that the potatoes are dug out of the ground (before the first frost) I borrowed this picture from Wikipedia.
These were all just waiting to be picked up! Have you ever seen so many taters?
The Little Package went right to work.
These two "sweet taters" had fun filling our bucket. (I helped too) We had sweet potato casserole for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We had baked sweet potatoes, fried sweet potatoes, sweet potato pudding, sweet potato souffle, sweet potato pie, sweet potato bread, candied sweet potatoes, sweet potato cookies and sweet potato fries...well you get the picture!
Sweet potatoes are not only good but they are good for you! Georgia used to be second in the USA in sweet potato production but I think they fall way back on the list now.