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Sweet potatoes will star at final Farmers Market

Sweet potatoes will be among the fall crop stars at the final Farmers Market on the Square Saturday, October 31, 2020. They are a good source of fiber, complex carbohydrates and vitamins A and C.

Two varieties of sweet potatoes are grown in this region of Kentucky. The pale sweet potato has a light yellow skin and pale yellow flesh that is dry and crumbly. The darker variety has a dark skin and orange sweet flesh that cooks up moist. Choose small to medium-sized sweet potatoes with smooth, unbruised skin.

Store unwrapped in a cool (50 degrees F), dry, dark place with good ventilation for up to 2 months or at room temperature for 2 weeks.


Scrub well. Leave whole or peel, then slice, dice or shred.

To Bake: Pierce skin in several places and rub with margarine, if desired. Arrange on a baking sheet in a single layer and bake uncovered in a 375 degree F oven until soft when squeezed (45-60 minutes.)

To Boil: In a 3-quart pan, boil four whole mediumsized potatoes, covered in 2 inches water, until tender when pierced with a fork or knife. Drain.

To Microwave: Pierce skin, place on a paper towel in microwave. If cooking more than two at a time, arrange like spokes of a wheel. Microwave on high, turning halfway through cooking time. Allow 4-5 minutes for one potato.

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