New Brunswick potato farmer produces its first batch of Blue Roof vodka
June 11, 2017
The Strang family of potato farmers in New Brunswick, Canada are getting into the liquor business by making vodka from potatoes. The first batch of Blue Roof vodka will be available in the farm’s storefront this week and in NB liquor stores sometime in the next week.
Canadian Certified Organic Potato Vodka awarded ‘Double Gold' and ‘Spirit of the Year'
March 19, 2010
When Tyler Schramm first laid eyes on the newly-planted potato fields in British Columbia's Pemberton Valley, he had no idea those same spuds would bring him worldwide acclaim. "We were staring at the potatoes and discussing ideas of what we c...
Solanyl Biopolymers Inc turns potato starch into biodegradable plastics
May 16, 2009
When waste byproducts are recycled and reused, it is always good for the environment. That means potato product producers in Portage la Prairie are doing some good things for the environment. Simplot Canada Ltd. in Portage la Prairie goes through a...
MP asks RCMP to investigate Quebec potato processor Russet House Inc
April 15, 2009
The Tobique-Mactaquac Member of Parliament has called for the RCMP to investigate why eight Grand Falls region farmers were never paid for potatoes shipped to a Quebec processing company between August and December of 2008.Conservative member Mike Alle...
With federal funding, the potato is now a source of inspiration
March 11, 2009
Potatoes are for more than just french fries. With the federal government's aid, a nation-wide network of researchers co-ordinated from Fredericton is hoping to develop new uses for spuds - and help Canadian farmers cash in. The federal government is i...
Canadian government announces 5.3 million support for BioPotato Network
February 19, 2009
Yvan Pelletier and Helen Tai hope you'll never look at a potato the same way again. The agricultural scientists, who are co-leading a network to help expand the potato industry, are working to unleash the full potential of the humble tuber and creat...