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Harvest break

The high school is approaching the start of 2023 Harvest break
Kathryn Murchison
Countdown to Harvest. Presque Isle High School starts Harvest Break September 18 and it ends October 6. Students choose between working the harvest, or using it as a break.

This week marks the last days of school until harvest. Freshmen may be new to the concept of “Harvest Break.” For some students, it’s three weeks of vacation. For others, it’s work. Harvest break only affects high school students because they’re old enough to work during it, while the elementary and middle school students are not. Harvest break is a time where farmers are in need of workers for (mostly potato) harvest, and may ask for student help. However, it’s not mandatory to work over the break.


How do you find a farm to work at? An excellent source to find farmers looking is the Daily Bulletin. Another way is social media. Facebook searches of farms can lead you right to their Messenger accounts. Start by asking if they are looking for student workers. Finally, a simple Google search of local farms will yield results. Their phone numbers should also appear. The School Farm is another work opportunity. To apply at the School Farm, email John Hoffses. Like any job, harvest farmers offer pay.


What will you do, work the harvest or take a break? 


Some students decide they’d like another year working harvest. “I worked at Irving Farms in Caribou,” Brooklyn McIntyre ’25 said. “We sorted through potatoes on a conveyor belt. It was tough but I will probably do it again this harvest.”

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