Posts Tagged "organic farms in maine"

Potato packing…

Check out our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/#!/album.php?aid=16414&id=111340152239625&ref=mf for a series of photos of the potato packaging order of operations.  Packing season is here so keep an eye out in your local stores for our new...

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It is a GREAT day to be on the farm!

Not only is this day’s beauty one for the record books but we also decided to make it the start to our 2010 potato harvest!  Everyone was all smiles as we put the windrower and harvester to work.  This time of year we usually start by digging small sections for specific orders.  It allows us to work out the kinks in the equipment and break the warehouse packaging crew in slowly.  Ahead of our harvester a windrower digs 4 rows of potatoes and deposits them among the 4 rows that the harvester is set up to dig.  This allows the harvester to pick up the a total 8 rows with each pass...

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Warehouse preps for harvest…

The warehouse crew has been busy preparing for the arrival of the 2010 crop.  This summer they have worked on updating the wash line to include new flume technology and a new elevator which will result in cleaner potatoes through a more efficient process.  The storages have all been emptied and disinfected, patiently awaiting harvest to...

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Irrigation is a must in this weather!

After taking a poll around the farm nobody can accurately remember whether 3 or 5 years have passed since the weather called for irrigation, but today we were forced to dig out the big guns!  Literally… Some of the potato plants had run out of energy so we are in the process of throwing them enough water so they will survive the hot spell we are experiencing.  President, Don Thibodeau tending to...

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Blossoms Everywhere!

Just three weeks ago we were so happy to see the potato plants popping up through the ground!  Today those same plants are in a more mature glory and showing off their beautiful blossoms and we are constantly “scouting” for pests to protect them from.  June has proved to be a much drier month than last year and potatoes like the HEAT so bring it on Mother...

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