Open Farm Day

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[deck]Potato harvest on display at Manitoba’s Mid-Man Farms.[/deck]

Late summer is the time for Open Farm Days across the country; a time for growers to open their farm gates and give the public a grassroots glimpse of farming life and agricultural production. This year, Manitoba’s Open Farm Day included a potato producer for the first time — Mid-Man Farms, a prosperous family operation located near Carberry, Man., that includes 800 acres of Russet Burbank potatoes among its holdings.

Mid-Man’s Brock McIntosh invited Spud Smart out in mid-September, the same day a video was being produced documenting the potato harvest from field to storage, which would be shown to visitors during Open Farm Day. Like you’d expect at any potato operation during harvest time, things were certainly hopping — here are some of the images we captured that day. For more pictures and a profile of the folks who run Mid-Man Farms.

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