Struggling Farmer Packs Spuds Into Vending Machines


A farmer has come up with a novel way of selling the humble spud.

Gerry Finnegan is the owner of Termonfeckin Potatoes in the village of Termonfeckin in Co. Louth.

He has begun selling potatoes from a vending machine to compete with supermarket prices.

Mr. Finnegan was fed up with the large profits stores were making from his spuds so he’s started selling them from a vending machine in his local village.

The Irish Mail says the owner of Termonfeckin Potatoes is selling bags of Queen Spuds for €5 euro each from the blue vending machine.

However, if they don’t tickle your fancy he’s also planning to sell Rooster potatoes over the coming months in Termonfeckin.

He told the Mail:

“It had to come because we can’t afford to be giving our potatoes to the supermarkets who are making an over 50% profit margin on them,” he said.

“I’m a spud grower and I’m aiming to sell my own spuds as much as I can.”