Country Routes ~ Potato Farming

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“Discover a hidden potato farm along an Ontario county road—earth’s aroma, thriving fields, and a glimpse into Ontario’s agricultural heartbeat.”

If you have ever taken a long drive in the country, you know how relaxing it can be.

Ontario is especially fortunate to have so many scenic country roads. Over the past 14 years, we have traveled throughout Ontario, and have experience many roads and the communities and farms along them.

Potato Farming – “Planting the Spud!”

Planting potatoes in Ontario is a meticulous process that reflects the synergy of tradition and modern farming methods. As spring arrives, Ontario’s potato farmers prepare the fertile soil for planting. Cutting certified seed potatoes into sections ensures healthy growth. These sections are then carefully placed in rows, allowing room for the potato plants to thrive. With a keen eye on weather conditions, farmers monitor irrigation to foster optimal growth. As summer unfolds, lush potato plants emerge, and the anticipation of a bountiful harvest builds. Ontario’s commitment to sustainable agriculture and innovative techniques ensures a successful potato planting season, contributing to the province’s agricultural excellence.

Potato Farming - Planting Potatoes poster

Harvesting potatoes in Ontario is a culmination of meticulous care and agricultural expertise. As the vibrant green potato plants mature, signaling the end of the growing season, farmers embark on the harvest. Modern machinery carefully uproots the potatoes from the soil, revealing a bounty beneath. This pivotal moment requires precision to ensure the quality of the crop. Once harvested, the potatoes undergo careful sorting and storage, ready to become a staple on tables across the province. Ontario’s commitment to sustainable farming practices and the dedication of its farmers converge in the harvest, a testament to the province’s thriving agricultural legacy.

Potato Farming - Harvesting Potatoes

This video series is all about farms and farming, “From Farms to You!

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It’s time to experience and enjoy potato farming in Ontario!

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