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Wonderful, versatile potatoes now too expensive for many families

FOR many South African homes, potatoes form part of staple daily meals. But over the past few months, the prices have increased.

André Jooste, the chief executive for Potatoes SA (PSA), an industry association, said the prices had risen steeply since June.

“This is the time of the year when one of the bigger production regions, the Eastern Free State, finished the marketing of their crop, while the Limpopo production regions enter the market with their early crop,” said Jooste.

“Due to the cold winter this year,

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