The Maine Potato Board represents over 300 growers statewide. The Maine Potato industry prides itself on producing a high-quality product, whether that product is potatoes destined for your table, french fries, potato chips, or other processed potatoes. The Maine Quality Trademark is your guarantee that the contents are only the highest quality. In fact, before those potatoes can bear that trademark, they are inspected and pass requirements stricter than the United States Department of Agriculture's U.S. No. 1 grade. Just look for the red, white and blue State of Maine trademark the next time you're shopping for potatoes.
Maine’s potato growers have always been committed to sustainable farming practices. This commitment extends to every facet of growers work and guides the plans for future growth. Growers know that not only is sustainability important for their future, the future of their farms, and the future of their families, but also important to the consumers who eventually purchase and eat their products. Assuring long-term sensible use of open space means less chance of Maine's working farms being sectioned off, sold, and developed for other uses.
Farm management philosophies for Maine's potato growers are based on the principle of creating a farming community that focuses on the best choices for productivity, environmental stewardship, and prosperity. When these best practices are properly implemented growers can expect their farming operations to be economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable for years to come. We know that means good news for all!