SkipTheDishes and McCain Talk Spud Sales Amidst Decreased Demand During COVID-19
August 20, 2020
In celebration of National Potato Day and hard-working potato farmers across the country, Canada's largest food delivery app and the world's largest manufacturer of frozen potato products team up to provide consumption data.
Peak of the Market's Potahto Week Returns to Winnipeg February 21 - March 1
January 11, 2020
Registration is now open for restaurants hoping to be crowned champion during the 3rd annual Potahto Week presented by Peak of the Market. The 10-day event challenges restaurants to put forward a signature dish made with Manitoba grown potatoes...
McCain Foods Announces 2018 Top Potato Growers at Annual Manitoba Awards Banquet
January 07, 2020
Annual event caps off 40th Anniversary celebrations in 2019 highlighted by CAD 75 Million in investments at facilities in Portage la Prairie and Carberry.
Clinical trial to focus on benefits of potato based resistant starch for healthy kidneys
December 03, 2019
A study initiated at the University of Manitoba will look into the potential benefits of the consumption of (potato-based) resistant starch on renal (kidneys) health
Frost ends Manitoba potato harvest
November 08, 2019
Frost last week ended Manitoba’s potato harvest, leaving thousands of acres undug.
It’s the second year wet soils prevented potato farmers from getting all the crop off before heavy frost ruined it.
Potato shortage looms on Prairies
October 31, 2019
Potato processing plants in Manitoba and Alberta may not run at full capacity this winter. About 20,000 acres of potatoes were in the ground in Manitoba as of the middle of October, and growers needed two weeks of favourable weather to harvest the crop.
Rains keep Manitoba potato growers on edge
September 30, 2019
Manitoba potato growers are hoping the 2019 harvest isn’t a repeat of 2018. Harvest has been delayed in many areas after 50 to 125 millimetres of rain has fallen since Sept. 20.
McCain Foods Portage la Prairie, Manitoba facility celebrated 40 years in business on April 15th with dignitaries joining McCain executives to officially open its new $10 million potato receiving area.
April 30, 2019
On April 16, 2019, McCain Foods (Canada) celebrated the 40th anniversary of its Portage la Prairie, Manitoba facility and also officially opened its new potato receiving area at a special ceremony hosted onsite at the potato processing facility.
Producers were reporting storage concerns this winter as they struggled with frost-damaged potatoes and extreme cold.
April 29, 2019
Manitoba’s potato sector is gearing up to supply an expanding industry but seed supplies will be tight after a tough harvest last season. A number of producers are planning capital upgrades to keep up with the rise in demand.
Snow shuts down Simplot's Portage La Prairie potato processing plant
February 22, 2019
The build-up of snow and ice on the roof at Simplot's potato processing facility just west of Portage la Prairie in Manitoba, Canada has led to a shutdown.
McCain Foods in Manitoba prepares for 40th Anniversary Celebrations in 2019
December 19, 2018
Beginning in the New Year, McCain Foods (Canada) will celebrate 40 years of sustained operation and investment in Manitoba together with employees, growers and neighbours in the local communities where it operates: Carberry and Portage la Prairie.
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