You can find a tiny, oddly
specific corner of TikTok
for just about anything.
Now, thanks to Shay Meyers, there’s also onion farmer TikTok.
Meyers, a third-generation farmer based in Oregon,
is currently going viral on the app for sharing behind-the-scenes videos about how our food is produced.
In particular, one of his clips has commenters expressing their surprise over the “crazy” secrets behind farming in the U.S.
That clip, which has more than 2.6 million views, features Meyers recording from inside some kind of gigantic, hangar-sized storage unit.
This, he explains, is where
onions are stored during
the growing off-season.
many commenters seemed shocked to learn that
the produce at their local grocery store might
not always be as “fresh” as they assumed.
“So you’re telling me they get stored for months at a time but my two onions go bad after a few days in the fridge,” one person said