The Infamous Maine Potato Is Making A Comeback!
Editor's note: This article was written by a Townsquare Media Northern New England radio personality and may contain the individual's views, opinions or personal experiences.
This really has been a great growing season for much of Maine's harvest, although many things have arrived earlier than expected too.
Another crop that many Maine growers are excited about this year is.....potatoes!
With restaurants making a comeback after covid-19 last year, many potato harvesters are looking forward to this fall's harvest of spuds.
According to a report in centralmaine.com, even an extra 8,000 acres was planted with potatoes this year so a solid crow with great yields are expected and farmers are feeling good about the increased demand as well.
Last year was so bad for potato farmers some were even giving potatoes away so they wouldn't spoil. Luckily the outlook for the rest of this year looks to be solid.
Considering that Maine potatoes bring in about 300 million bucks and have about 2,500 jobs tied to the industry, it's no small spud to the Maine economy.
You can do your part by looking for and buying Maine-grown potatoes.
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