Owyhee Produce CEO Shay Myers has surprised TikTok users with a Q&A video on onion storage, talking about the ins and outs of North American agriculture. Myers has been sharing TikTok videos since October of last year, attracting more than 190,200 followers on the app.
“Many people don’t realize where or how their food is grown. They also seldom look deeper into what it takes to keep them from going hungry,” Myers told Fox News regarding the success of his TikTok account. “That is a testament to the skill and effort of American Farmers.”
For example, in a recent Q&A, Myers explained to one of his followers why onions are stored months at a time.
“Why do we store onions? Why do we put them in storage? Why are fruits and vegetables put in storage in the United States? Well, we live in North America guys, we’re not close to the equator. We have to store our fruits and vegetables so that we have them later. They aren’t always a year old,” Myers explained. “Right now when you go to the grocery store and you buy an onion, and right now by the first of October I mean, your onions are coming straight out of the field.”