Greece’s potato revolt reaches Thessaloniki as farmers bypass the supermarkets and sell direct to the public

Image by Craig WherlockWith incomes plummeting and retail prices rising the idea for farmers to sell their produce directly to the Greek public has proved to be an unexpected success.

Producers from the northern region of Nevrokopi sold 35 tonnes to city dwellers eager to buy potatoes at less than a third of the supermarket prices.

For the farmers it is a chance to sell potatoes at a reasonable price rather than be forced to accept merchants’s offers than did not even cover the cost of production.

In the wake of the successful experiment other producers of fruit, vegetables and dairy products are considering following the potato farmers lead.

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