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PEI Potato Producers Building Soil Health Through Crop Rotation

(Charlottetown, PEI  -  July 18, 2017)  An area of increased attention for agricultural research and changes in production practices globally is soil health.  Through new technology and a better understanding of the microbial communities in soil, farmers are making changes in crop rotation, tillage, and nutrient management to foster the health of their soil.

Let’s Celebrate Fries with the Works!

(CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - June 6, 2017)  As Islanders, we know that Fries with the Works is a legendary local dish featuring PEI French Fries.  However, when you talk to Islanders about Fries With The Works, or when you see them listed on a local menu, there can be many variations in ingredients! As a result, the PEI Potato Board is launching a survey to ask Islanders “just what IS Fries With The Works" to you?

Potato Planting time on PEI

Potato Planting Time on PEI!
(CHARLOTTETOWN, PE  -  May 10th, 2016)   Prince Edward Island potato growers are beginning one of the busiest times of their year...planting season.  Potato growers are excited to get on the land earlier than last year and plant the Island’s famous crop.  Planting marks the beginning of a new season and with it renewed optimism for a healthy, productive crop. 

Prince Edward Island Potatoes are Perfect for Summer Grilling!

For many, meal preparation in the summer months is all about grilling on the barbeque, taking advantage of the summer weather as well as embracing quick and easy meal ideas. Prince Edward Island potatoes make the perfect accompaniment to any meal from the grill, as the versatility of the potato allows for a variety of different recipes and preparation techniques while being a very trouble-free food to prepare for even the most novice griller! Here are a few different ways to include potatoes in your summer barbeque or campfire meal!

Prince Edward Island Potatoes Win Championship Honours at Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

(Charlottetown, PE  -  November 2nd, 2012)   The only Prince Edward Island potatoes to enter the winners circle at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto this year were at the top their class!

Lewis Brothers of York, Prince Edward Island took home the Champion Tablestock prize with an entry of Yukon Gem potatoes.  “Yukon Gem is a relatively new variety for us,” notes Scott Lewis.  “It has a nice round shape, attractive appearance and good eating quality.”