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Community swarms to dumped spuds

REARDAN - The Spokane Hutterian Brethren east of town across the Spokane County line near Deep Creek figured most of their seed potatoes were going to go to waste after their main customers in the Columbia Basin cut their contracts by 40%, forcing the Hutterians to dump the spuds in a West Sprague Road field.

Instead, a video posted online by Denise Bennett of Reardan alerting locals to the free spuds has brought thousands to pick up their share of potatoes from the hundreds of tons that have already been dumped.

"I guess people are desperate for free potatoes," Hutterian farmer David Gross qu...


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