Potato Roots

Year 2018

Creator Bailey O'Brien


Story type Radio

Town Presque Isle

County Aroostook


Fifteen-year-old Maddie Buzza has an unusual job: for three weeks every fall, she works on a farm picking potatoes. It's a generations-old tradition in Maine's Aroostook County known as harvest break. But in the potato-centric town of Presque Isle, there's uncertainty about this tradition's future.

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