Greg Wingate is the organic operator behind Mapple Farm (website: mapplefarm.com). Besides sweet potatoes, he raises Jerusalem and Chinese artichokes, horseradish and more “uncommon but useful” seed and plant stock for vegetable growers.
If people had told me seventeen years ago that you could grow sweet potatoes in Canada, I'd have thought they were pulling my leg. At the time, my gardening mindset placed sweet spuds just this side of pineapples and bananas—way out of range for Maritime gardeners. After all, didn’t supermarket sweet potatoes hail from places like Louisiana and Tennessee?