Potatoes in Canada

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Promoting food security in Canada’s North

August 11, 2022  By Julienne Isaacs

Desmond Sellers says it’s crucial to look at food production in Canada’s North through a different lens than production that occurs in the country’s more temperate regions.

He should know: Sellers is the owner/operator of Nature’s Best Farm in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, a town centrally located in Newfoundland and Labrador near the mouth of the Churchill River; the region’s climate borders on the subarctic. Road transport over such a huge geographic area is long and regularly affected by seasonal disruptions, he adds.

Other farmers in Atlantic Canada start planting by the end of April. In Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Sellers says, most farmers are frost-free around June 15. At the other end of the growing season, you can get frost anytime after the first week of September. “You’ll have snow on the ground in October,” Sellers says. | READ MORE


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