Friday, December 13, 2013

Tater Shack, Tifton, Georgia: Very Sweet Potatoes

Tifton, GA--There are sweet potatoes and then there are the sweet potatoes from the Tater Shack. Owned by Scarbor & Sons, Inc., established in 1950, this potato farm has 20 acres dedicated to sweet potatoes. "They are sweeter than Mississippi sweet potatoes," said a shack worker.

Sign for the Tater Shack, Tifton, GA
This past November, I stopped in for a chat and to buy some sweet potatoes.

"Truckers often drive in from I-75 to get our sweet potatoes," continued the shack worker.  The farm is located on US Highway 319 South about eight miles west of Interstate Highway 75.

The Georgia sweet potato season runs from August to February most years but last growing season (2012-1013) it lasted until May of 2013.

The Tater Shack on US Hwy 319 S, Tifton, GA
They also sell Georgia grown green, boiled and fried peanuts, field peas & butter beans (from a neighbors field), honey, pecans and cane syrup.

You can buy the sweet potatoes by the box or bag and they range in price from $22 for 40 lb. to $8 for 10 lb.

The Tater Shack does not have a website so to find out more information you will either have to call them on (229) 528-4202 or go to their location at 5194 US Highway 319 S, Tifton, GA  31793

Their operating hours are: Mon to Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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