The Rise of the Sweet Potato

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November 23, 2010. Chapel Hill, NC.. Josh Lozoff, a local magician, looks over the sweet potatoes sold by Stanley Hughes, center, and Linda Leach, his wife at the UNC Hospital Farmer's Market..   The sweet potato seems to be having a comeback, with many farmers increasing their planting of the potato's numerous varieties, as well as many restaurants including it on their menu in various forms such as the ever popular sweet potato fry.