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Mar 30, 2013 11:53 AM

ISO: Inexpensive, quality sweet potatoes accessible by transit

Does anyone have a good source on sweet potatoes in the downtown-ish area? I am sick of paying $1.50/lb+ for dried out/moldy/stringy/whatever sweet potatoes. In other cities I've seen sweet potatoes in bags, fresh, organic even, for much better prices. What's up with sweet potatoes in TO? A question that has vexed me for years.

So now I turn to Chowhound. Any suggestions? Preferably near U of T St. George or Dundas West, but will travel and buy in large quantities. :)

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  1. Asian (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) markets. Ones I shop at (in Seattle) sell red, white, Japanese, and purple (Okinawa) sweet potatoes/yams (in order of increasing price).

    1. Sweet potatoes are usually 59 cents a pound in Chinatown and Kensington Market. Never seen them in a bag. Better to pick them yourself i would imagine.

      1. They're on sale for 77 cents per pound at No Frills this week. I picked some up today at the Front/Sherbourne location, they didn't look dried or moldy and seem fine from the outside, though I've yet to use them.

        1. The Proracki's at St Lawrence market specialises in sweet potatoes. Their table is on the east side of the north building.

          1. I have purchased incredible sweet potatoes from a farmer who has a stand at the Stop's Wychwood Barns Farmer's Market which runs every Saturday morning. I'm sorry, I don't know the name of the farm or grower specifically, but if you've never visited, it's a great market to browse around!