Potatoes. As Canada’s No. 1 vegetable crop, potato has been a research subject for over than 125 years. For Agriculture Canada.
Potato farming in Prince Edward Island. Visit a family potato growing farm in Prince Edward Island. From PEI Flavours.
Canada is among the top 20 potato producing countries worldwide; potatoes are the most valuable vegetable crop in Canada. They are grown in every province and are important economically in several provinces. The largest production is in Prince Edward Island (about 35 000 hectares), followed by Manitoba, New Brunswick and Alberta. Canada produces approximately $1 billion worth of potatoes each year. In addition, exports of processed potato products, table potatoes and seed are worth more than $1 billion annually.
Author B. J. DANIELS-LAKE
Links to Other Sites
Canadian Potato Museum
Peel back the parts of the virtual "Potato Exhibit" and other spud delights.
McCain Foods Limited
The website for McCain Foods Limited, the world’s largest producer of frozen potato products. Also produces green vegetables, desserts and other quality food products.
Eat Your History
A series of stories about the amazing histories of local food delicacies. From The Tyee website.
Harvests of Prince Edward Island
The "Harvests of Prince Edward Island" project utilizes the collections and resources of the Island's community museums to explore a number of the harvests which have been important to the Island's history. From the Community Museums Association of Prince Edward Island and the Virtual Museum of Canada.
Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute
Check out this website for information and reports about current issues impacting on the productivity and competitiveness of Canada's agri-food sector.