My potatoes that I harvested back in the early summer are sprouting eyes, even though I have kept them in the coolest area of the house, and in darkness. I'll plant the smallest ones out tomorrow, I hope, and I'll see how they do over the winter. It's not potato-planting time in SC, but the ground doesn't usually freeze here, and I hope that I can preserve these under a layer of mulch until February. We won't eat the small ones, regardless, so it's not a waste of potatoes.
The potatoes that are large enough to eat I peeled and I am cooking for supper. Yes, I grow purple potatoes.
Along with my garlic and cabbage, we are eating Wil-Moore Farms' pork bratwurst. Their farm is about 10 miles from my house, and, although I have some tomatoes from Mexico and some bananas from South America, I rejoice in feeding my family locally-grown meals as much as I am able.