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Farmers making vodka from potatoes too ‘ugly’ to sell in supermarkets

A pair of farmers are making VODKA from potatoes which are too ‘ugly’ to sell in supermarkets. Graeme, 38, and wife Caroline Jarron, 36, grow thousands of potatoes to sell to supermarkets every year.

But a huge amount of misshapen spuds, which don’t meet the supermarket standard, often end up going to waste. And so the creative couple decided to start making vodka with them from their Hatton of Ogilvy farm near Forfar, Angus.

Graeme said supermarkets require a potato that is evenly coloured and not too “small or too big”. He said: “We grow potatoes for supermarkets but you would be surprised at the high demand in evenly shaped potatoes.

“Before they are sent away we look at them and take out all the wonky ones. “By that, I mean ones that are either too small or too big.

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