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Enjoy lunch, where those sweet potato fries may have come from Oklahoma

Filed by KOSU News in Local News.
November 19, 2012

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Grabbing lunch in Oklahoma might literally mean grabbing lunch from Oklahoma. Hydro Sweet Potato Company sold more than 17-thousand tons of sweet potatoes this year, grown in Caddo County.

Gary Disse is their regional manager, and says after trips to plants in Louisiana or Idaho, those potatoes come back to the state as French fries.

“Oh that’s a good feeling. We have a good crop here in Oklahoma, actually I would say one of the best crops around.”

They’ve only been growing for a couple years in the state, and even with the drought, managed just fine.

“Sweet potatoes are a pretty tough plant once it gets going. It can handle some pretty diverse conditions.”

Gary says they may be the only sweet potato producer in the state, and are looking to expand soon.

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