News on Potatoes in Retail from Canada
Launching Conscious Consumption™ line of potatoes at CPMA show
April 05, 2022
Following last week’s USDA announcement that potatoes from Prince Edward Island will soon be able to resume exporting into the U.S. after a multi-month ban on exports, in turn, that should positively impact the Ontario potato market.
World Potato Congress Inc. Webinar - 'Little Potatoes and TPS: Good Things Come in Small Packages' with Joel VanderSchaaf
December 05, 2021
The World Potato Congress is delighted to announce its December 2021 webinar featuring Joel VanderSchaaf, General Manager, Tuberosum Technologies Inc. on December 14, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard time (USA/Canada).
PEI based Salad Company Encourages Canadians to Support PEI Potato Farmers in Response to US Export Ban
December 01, 2021
With its roots firmly planted on PEI soil for over 74 years, Johnston’s Homestyle proudly supports local farmers while they face challenges during supply chain restrictions.
Potato buyers treated to virtual reality tour of Prince Edward Island
November 16, 2021
The Prince Edward Island Potato Board is using virtual reality to remind buyers of the reasons to purchase potatoes from the Island. A dozen virtual reality kits including high-tech goggles were sent to retailers in Canada and the United States
The Little Potato Company Introduces Purely Purple and Extends Microwave Ready Line with Culinary Flavors
November 04, 2021
The Little Potato Company is introducing two flavor extensions to its best-selling Microwave Ready line - Smoked Salt and Roasted Garlic, Rosemary, and Thyme - and a new proprietary potato variety, Purely Purple.
Prince Edward Island potato crop is one of the best in 'many generations'. Now looking for markets
October 30, 2021
This year's potato crop on Prince Edward Island is being called one of the best in decades. But an industry analyst says potato growers will need to be patient in selling the bumper crop.
PEI Potatoes 'Made To Enjoy'
January 20, 2021
PEI Potatoes will be on the small screen once again this year, with a brand new message and commercial. 'Made to Enjoy' is a new approach for PEI Potatoes, aimed more at the end consumer than our previous campaigns.
P.E.I. Potato Board elects new executive team
December 01, 2020
Wayne Townshend has been named chairman. Townshend has been on the board for five years serving as a seed director.
Carcross/Tagish First Nation Harvest Heirloom Potato Crop
September 29, 2020
The smallest potato from the Carcross/Tagish First Nation garden harvest this year was the size of a pea. The spud might be tiny, but its ancestors travelled a long way to get here. The Lingít K'úntsx', or Tlingit potato, has been grown in Alaska for over 200 years.
New potato variety, RPE Golden Red , will debut on store shelves this fall
August 24, 2020
This fall RPE launches a new red-skin potato variety, RPE Golden Red. They will be available in a three-pound, poly light-blocker, bilingual bag.