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December 1, 2017

Aroostook farm wins top potato award

Courtesy / Wood Prairie Family Farm
Courtesy / Wood Prairie Family Farm
Wood Prairie Family Farm, an Aroostook County farm in Bridgewater, won a 2018 Green Thumb Award for a potato variety called The Organic Potato Plant Detective, named one of the two best new edible plant introductions in the United States by the Direct Gardening Association in LaGrange, Ga.

Wood Prairie Family Farm, an Aroostook County farm in Bridgewater, won a 2018 Green Thumb Award for a potato variety called The Organic Potato Plant Detective, named one of the two best new edible plant introductions in the United States by the Direct Gardening Association in LaGrange, Ga.

According to a contributor's report published by the Fiddlehead Focus, the winning product was selected based on uniqueness, technological innovation, ability to solve a gardening problem or provide a gardening opportunity, and potential appeal to gardeners. Wood Prairie Family Farm is a second-generation organic farm started in the 1970s and today owned by Caleb Gerritsen.

"This marks the fifth time our family has been recognized by the DGA for introducing exceptional plants into the national marketplace," Gerritsen said. The unique Organic Potato Plant Detective varieties perform a detective-like bioassay function, helping growers diagnose potato-growing problems.

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