Potato Harvest in the Saint John River Valley ,New Bunswick

Pickers filling baskets with potatoes in New Brunswick.

A slideshow of harvesting potatoes along the Saint John River Valley in New Brunswick. Like Maine, this area has a long history of farming potatoes and people working hard to get the crop in.

I Survived Picking Potatoes T-Shirt

For many years in Northern Maine, school would recess in the Fall and kids would spend long hard days working in the potato fields. Pick up potatoes, fill a basket, dump the basket in a barrel and repeat. When the barrel was full you earned $0.25. Repeat until sunset or longer. Many kids would use the money to buy school clothes or other necessities. Were you part of this tradition?

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