Calamos Supports Greece
GreekReporter.comGreecePotato Farmers Hand Out Ten Tons of Potatoes To Thessaloniki Residents

Potato Farmers Hand Out Ten Tons of Potatoes To Thessaloniki Residents

Over 10 tons of potatoes were distributed in Nevrokopi to residents, a gift from potato growers from Drama, who arrived early Saturday morning at Thessaloniki International Exhibition Centre, carrying out the 24th Agrotica.Despite the bitter cold and drizzle, the inhabitants of Thessaloniki rushed to get sacks of potatoes, which were carried on foot or by bicycle.The potato growers gave 1,700 packs of six pounds to the citizens, while 300 exakiles (6-kilo) packages supplied the community grocery store in Thessaloniki.

The producer of potatoes, Nikos Stefanidis, said that with this move, the potatoes will benefit many families, which is very important during these difficult days we are experiencing. Also, he stated that this will test the inhabitants’ reaction to their product, and hopefully they will build some customer loyalty.
This action follows complain about potato growers about low prices, since potato merchants can purchase product from the growers at almost half the cost of production. In addition, growers report that 70% of their production remains unsold, while potatoes are imported into Greece from Egypt.

See all the latest news from Greece and the world at Contact our newsroom to report an update or send your story, photos and videos. Follow GR on Google News and subscribe here to our daily email!

Related Posts