Family Tree of E.B. Roy

Maine Potato Farmers

I come from a long line of them.

I have many ancestors who were Maine potato farmers starting in the 1830’s and continuing through the 1990s, when I farmed potatoes for numerous area farmers. As a kid, I picked potatoes by hand and when I was older, I worked on a harvester, in a potato house and also in a potato truck. I’m very proud to have participated in a profession so many of my ancestors did.

These are ancestors I know were potato farmers in Caribou and Fort Fairfield, Maine. More surely worked the harvest for extra money, to make ends meet.

History of potato farming in Aroostook County, Maine