Potatoes should be checked for any damage or soft spots. Only potatoes in excellent shape should be stored.
Ensure good ventilation – store potatoes in a cardboard box, paper bag, basket or mesh bag (in a dark area), this will allow them to breath. Plastic does not allow them to breath. If your potatoes still have dirt on them, leave it. It is helps them store better.
Store potatoes in a cool, humid, dark place – 40 to 48 degrees. Do not store them in the refrigerator.
An unheated basement or breezeway or perhaps an insulated garage.
Check on your potatoes frequently and remove any soft or shriveled ones. The potatoes from the farm are not treated with anything to inhibit sprouting. If potatoes are sprouted but are still firm they are safe to eat. In addition to sprouting light exposure can also give potatoes a green tinge. If you notice that starting to happen, peel those potatoes and use them. As long as the green tinge is at the surface the potatoes are still good to eat.
If you have had your share of mashed potatoes, making and freezing different soups is a great way to use them so they don’t go to waste – Potato, greens and sausage or a ham, potato and bean soup freeze very well.