Come explore what it feels like to harvest your own produce!

We have planted our sweet potatoes.    This fall you can come and pick the produce! Farming is a great kids activity in Raleigh that can teach kids many valuable lessons.

Time to eat our sweet potatoes!

Sweet Potato Fries (courtesy of
6 cups peanut oil, for frying
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/8 teaspoon sugar
1 cup cornstarch
3/4 cup club soda, cold
2 pounds sweet potatoes, cut into 1/2 by 1/4-inch fries
Heat the oil to 375 degrees F in a heavy-bottomed Dutch oven or deep fryer. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F.

Mix the salt, garlic powder, paprika and sugar in a bowl and set aside.

Whisk the cornstarch and club soda in a mixing bowl. In batches, dip the potatoes in the batter, allow any excess to drip off and hold on a wire rack. Repeat with rest of the potatoes.

Fry half the potatoes, stirring occasionally until golden brown and crispy, 6 to 8 minutes. Sprinkle with the seasoning and hold in the oven on a paper towel-lined baking sheet. Repeat with the last batch of potatoes.