Tossed Taters

DEEP CREEK—The Spokane Hutterian Brethren 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%.

So, Hutterians dumped the spuds in a West Sprague Road field.

Instead, a video posted online by Denise Bennett of Reardan alerted locals to the free spuds. And it 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 said, noting Hutterians knew since the fall that this crop wasn...


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