Today Mississippi is the 3rd largest sweet potato producing state in the United States. Most of our sweet potatoes are produced in Northern Mississippi with the highest number of acres is centered around the town of Vardaman. The long history of producing great tasting sweet potatoes in Mississippi began in 1915 when several farm families moved from Martin, TN to the Vardaman area and brought sweet potato knowledge with them.
In 2018, over 100 commercial sweet potato growers planted 25,000 acres in Mississippi.
Sylvia Clark with the Mississippi Sweet Potato Council joined Rebecca Turner on Good Things to talk all things taters.