Maine Potato Harvest

photographs and text by Sharon Kitchens


I traveled north again to Aroostook County a couple weeks ago to cover Maine’spotato harvest. Tate McPherson again proved himself an excellent host/guide to the state’s northern most county. My favorite quote from the visit what when we were talking about the County and people’s perception (misconception) that everyone is a hillbilly (they are NOT) he said “Field roads run through our blood.” Proud, straightforward that pretty much sums up the hard working folks I’ve met there. Looking forward to return trips for some delicious stories.

**Be sure to check out Felicia Buck’s family recipes for Cinnamon Buns (served during her family’s potato harvest coffee break) and Chicken Casserole here.