Demand for a Maine developed potato increases

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BANGOR, Maine. (WABI) - The Maine Harvest Festival in Bangor has a lot to offer, 200 vendors, entertainment, and even has folks talking about a popular potato.

The Caribou Russet potato was back at the Cross Insurance Center for its 3rd year.

It was developed at Umaine in partnership with the Maine potato board and industry.

The executive Director of the Maine Potato Board, Don Flannery, lists its dual purpose and versatility, as a few reasons why folks love it. "It's a potato you can use for processing but also use in the fresh market. It's not as dry as your typical Russet is it's got a little more moisture to it which lends itself to be used for more things than just baking."

The potato hit store shelves in 2016, now we're told it's in high demand.

Flannery says you can find them in your local grocery stores and if you don't see them just ask as they're widely available