September 14, 2019

Traditionally, farmers on Prince Edward Island plant their crops in the spring and begin harvesting certain crops in early summer and right through the late fall. This is especially true for potatoes. But agriculture is weather dependent so in some years the growing season can start earlier and last longer, but in other years the weather may mean a later start and an earlier finish.

Visit any roadside stand or farmers market, and fresh local produce is usually readily available beginning in July. The first crop of new potatoes can be ready to harvest in late June or early July.

Right now harvesting is in full swing and fresh P.E.I. veggies are plentiful.

Brian McInnis

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