Good supplies, quality for fresh potatoes at Big Lake, MN

Good supplies, quality for fresh potatoes at Big Lake, MN

A farmer in southern Minnesota says it’s been hot for fresh potato harvest this year.

Pete Ewing raises fresh red and yellow potatoes in Big Lake and tells Brownfield harvest has been wrapping up earlier in the day so potatoes maintain their quality and store better.

“We’ve had to quit digging when it gets too hot and the last few weeks, we’ve been wrapping up around noon, but we’re still going 6 days a week.”

Ewing says it’s been a dry growing year, but irrigation is making potato digging easier and the crop is nice.

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