Eating a fresh potato out of the ground

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“Don’t eat the eyes,” warns farmer Dawn Birch of new potatoes, as they contain a bit of arsenic. Photo by Gillian Ferguson.

Market correspondent Gillian Ferguson is joined by Chef Debb Michail who is cooking up the Persian dishes she grew up with. Michail is shopping for new potatoes for a salad olivieh. She describes shopping for potatoes by smell. Dawn Birch and her husband James of Flora Bella Farm are harvesting potatoes, which she recommends eating “naked,” without any extras.

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Evan Kleiman