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.

Top Yelp Rated Restaurants In Waterville

Here are the top rated restaurants in Waterville based on Yelp reviews. This information is current as of May of 2021.

Top Rated Yelp Restaurants In Lewiston / Auburn

These are the top restaurants in the Lewiston / Auburn area, according to Yelp!, as of August of 2021.

Top Rated Yelp Restaurants In Augusta

Here are the top restaurants in the Augusta area based on Yelp reviews. The restaurants are listed in no particular order. As the COVID-19 pandemic is ever-evolving, please check with each restaurant for hours and more information.

Do you have our free radio station app yet? If not, it's the perfect way to request a song, talk to the DJs, enter exclusive contests and to stay up to date with everything that's happening in and around Central Maine and the world. When you download it, make sure you turn on the push notifications so that we can send you exclusive content and local breaking news that you need to know about first. Just enter your mobile number below and we'll send a download link right to your mobile device. After that, you can download for free and immediately begin accessing all kinds of exclusive content tailored just for you. Give it a try and stay connected with us!

Seacoast Current logo
Get our free mobile app


More From Seacoast Current