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Saturday, September 26, 2015
10 A.M. until 4 P.M.
Rain or Shine
@ The Wellness Farm, Inc.
19310 Dutton Road
Stewartstown, PA 17363

(717) 993-3081 

The Wellness Farm is pleased to announce the 14th annual Sweetpotato DIG. Get dirty, take some family pictures and go home with plenty of sweetpotatoes. Sweetpotatoes can easily be stored for more than 6 months! This event is meant to be a family activity. Children are encouraged to attend.  A wide variety of foods can be made from sweetpotatoes.  SP pancakes, SP punch, SP pies, SP fries, SP Ice Cream, SP Soup, and baked SP - with toppings. A Sweet Potato Cooking Demo is a possibility if there is interest. 

Sweetpotatoes are more than just a holiday food. Sweetpotatoes are rated as the most nutritious vegetable. You’d be amazed at the number of ways sweetpotatoes can be prepared (and even "disguised" for those who claim not to like them)! When properly cured, the amazing sweetpotato will keep -- at room temperature -- for longer than 10 months! No other fruit or vegetable can do that! Never keep sweetpotatoes under 55 degrees! 

Fresh, personally dug sweetpotatoes are weighed-in; the cost is 75 cents per pound.   -- the real fun -- is found in digging your own sweetpotatoes! It isn't difficult or strenuous. The rows of sweetpotatoes will be turned over by a =JD tractor with a flip plow. You only need to pick out the ones you want!
Digging equipment and buckets will be available.
Bring your own gloves, particularly if you just manicured your nails!
We have more than a dozen different sweetpotato varieties available with flesh colors ranging from deep orange to yellow, white and purple. Varieties include: Beauregard, Covington, Heart-o-Gold, Hernandez, Carolina Ruby, Carolina Rose, Evangeline, Molokai Purple, Porto Rico, Orleans, Murasaki (dry-white),  Redmar, Bonita (white), Hayman (white) and Purple Passion.  The crop has been fenced in to protect against deer. LORD willing, this will be a decent crop.

 Dig-Your-Own-Sweetpotato -- Times and Dates:
    Saturday , September 26, 2015 
(10 A.M. to 4 P.M.) The Sweetpotato Dig

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