Renee Rhoads/Mashed Food Truck

The Press Herald has published a feature story on Renee Rhoads, the former school teacher who launched the Mashed food truck earlier this year.

At first, Rhoads peeled every potato by hand – she goes through at least 200 pounds in a week – but after she, her husband, and her sister-in-law spent 24 hours peeling potatoes for a local festival, Rhoads bought a $700 potato-peeling machine. “You don’t start a snow removal business with a freakin’ shovel,” she told her husband. “I’m buying the machine.”