For many families in central Newfoundland, their Thanksgiving dinner will be based on one of Rideout’s Farm’s vegetable hampers. Owner Melvin Rideout anticipates the number of vegetable hampers they’ve prepared is on par with what they usually put together.
Rideout Farms is a popular vendor and often supplies vegetables to stores in towns on the West Coast. They also do some business further up the northern peninsula. Work to get everything ready starts in early September with the potato harvest. From there, they’ll move into pulling carrots from the ground. The farm also does cabbage, turnip, beets and other vegetables over the year. They’ll keep a full crew working as they move from Thanksgiving season and into the Christmas season.