Back in the spring of this year I wrote about my visit to a farm in Manitoba and the experience of seeing what a day in the life of a McCain potato farmer partner was all about. If you haven’t had a chance to read it, stop right now and open that post in a new tab to enjoy reading first. That trip was during planting season so for you to get the full overall experience in the correct order, I suggest you start with reading that first.
If you have been following along on my adventures this year and know all about the spring potato planting season, it’s time to delve into what the harvest season looks like for a McCain potato grower.
The specific farm is Eugene Antworth LTD, located in Centreville, New Brunswick. McCain has partnered with Canadian farmers for all their 60 years, starting out in New Brunswick. McCain works with more than 150 grower families across Canada – and some of those families have been partnering with McCain for generations now. Eugene is no different as he is a third-generation grower – with a fourth generation coming up in the ranks. His two sons are both involved in the family farm business, one has recently completed his degree in Agronomy and is already working at the farm and the other is currently at school for his degree at well. Their farm currently has around 900 acres of their fields that are dedicated to potatoes every year that are rotated with other crops such as peas and soybeans. [Read More…]