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(From left to right): Dr. Tracy Shinners-Carnelley, Vice President Research, Quality & Sustainability, Peak of the Market Ltd., Interim Vice President (External), Vanessa Koldingnes, University of Manitoba, Dr. Nazim Cicek, Associate Dean (Research),

Peak of the Market Ltd. contributes CAD 100,000 toward University of Manitoba research chair in potato sustainability

July 26, 2022
Peak of the Market Ltd. is proud to announce a $100,000 contribution towards creating a Research Chair in Potato Sustainability at the University of Manitoba.
SkipTheDishes and HEINZ® Reveal Canada's Top Trends on Fries and Sauce

SkipTheDishes and HEINZ® Reveal Canada's Top Trends on Fries and Sauce

July 16, 2021
With an 841% increase in french fry orders last year, Skip and HEINZ® dip deep into the data with expert pairing suggestions from Chef Thomas Heitz.
A modified, one-pass seeder and hilling system from Spudnik was key to Berry’s foray into direct-seeded potatoes (Courtesy: Alexis Stockford)

Low tillage potato trial showed no impact on yield and quality

January 30, 2021
The amount and quality of the potatoes coming off Chad Berry’s field last fall weren’t that much different from one side to the other, but one half came with a lot less tillage.
SkipTheDishes and McCain Talk Spud Sales Amidst Decreased Demand During COVID-19

SkipTheDishes and McCain Foods Talk Potato Sales in Canada 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.
McCain confirms Carberry layoffs

McCain confirms Carberry layoffs

May 13, 2020
McCain Foods confirmed that layoffs have occurred at its Carberry potato processing plant in an email sent by the company to the Sun on Wednesday.
Local Restaurants to compete for best dish using Manitoba grown potatoes.

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...
MSPrebiotic, is manufactured in Carberry, Manitoba and it largely consists of resistant starch, derived from raw potatoes.

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
Local Restaurants to compete for best dish using Manitoba grown potatoes

Potahto Week Returns to Winnipeg February 23 - March 3

January 09, 2019
Registration is now open for restaurants hoping to be crowned champion during the 2nd annual Potahto Week in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Dr. Bernie Zebarth of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada explores drone use during the 2018 Manitoba Potato Production Days in Brandon in January of this year. (Courtesy: Alexis Stockford)

The next frontier: potato and precision agriculture

May 01, 2018
Potato cultivation has a number of quirks that make it both a prime candidate for precision agriculture and a little different than other crops
From left to right: Portage la Prairie Reeve Kam Blight, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister, J.R. Simplot CEO Bill Whitacre, Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler, Portage la Prairie Mayor Irvine Ferris and Manitoba Education Minister Ian Wishart anno

J.R. Simplot announces major expansion of its Manitoba Potato Processing operations

February 15, 2018
Yesterday the Manitoba government and Agribusiness J.R. Simplot Company (Simplot) announced a major investment and expansion in the company’s Manitoba-based potato processing operations near Portage la Prairie.

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