Australia’s ‘Big Potato’ Is Up For Sale & Everyone Wants It      

Tell me about it… spud. 

20 December 2017

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We know that it’s Christmas and your bank accounts are getting a little dusty, but you guys… The Big Potato is up for sale. 

Living in the shadow of other large monuments like The Big Pineapple, Banana and Merino, The Big Potato is often undeservingly forgotten. 

But now, the giant spud could be yours. 

Located in Robertson, NSW, owners Heather and Neil Tait opened the Family Grocer 27 years ago before buying the land next door just four years ago. 

"We decided to buy the potato from Jim Mauger after another grocery shop intended to open in competition," Heather told Canberra Times.  

"But to open they needed to buy the potato land and turn it into a carpark."


Heather and Neil bought the land to save the potato, and now that they are retiring, won’t sell their land without it. 

"It's just time for us to finish up. But we won't sell the shop without the potato”  

"The potato is a local icon, it's not the prettiest thing but it's so unusual it's a joke," Heather said. 

"We sell Big Potato t-shirts and mugs and stubby holders and you should just see people. They run in and buy a whole bunch of shirts, put them on and then go and get a whole bunch of photos with the thing!

"The town would be devastated if it were ever to be taken down.” 

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