Potato harvest ‘great’ in the Valley despite late-season rain
Oct 20, 2010 | 1165 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The potato is of the Norkoda variety and had a girth of almost 13 inches. It was harvested on Corriveau Farms in St. Agatha.					  - Photo contributed by Danny Bechard
The potato is of the Norkoda variety and had a girth of almost 13 inches. It was harvested on Corriveau Farms in St. Agatha. - Photo contributed by Danny Bechard
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ST. JOHN VALLEY – The Maine Potato Board is calling this harvest season’s turnout “great,” despite potato farmers having to wait out a few bouts of rainy weather this fall.

“It depends on where you are, that affects the yield,” said Tim Hobbs, director of development and grower relations for the Potato Board. “But the quality is excellent.”

Hobbs said Thursday the season was about 90 percent done, and that potatoes turned up this season appear to be of the same high caliber in nearly all areas of northern Maine.

“Throughout the county, whether you’re in the St. John Valley or in the Houlton area, it’s pretty consistent, said Hobbs on Thursday.

Some farmers may need to finish their harvest this week, he said, due to Friday’s rain.