Alberta table potatoes are available in many retail grocery stores, Farmer’s markets, and served to you at various eating establishments throughout the Province, and the across the Country.
Retail stores and restaurants use Alberta table potatoes which have been marketed through potato packing facilities, where they are washed, graded and delivered to wholesale and retail customers. Alberta has five major packing facilities and several smaller farmer-owned packing operations, licensed through the PGA.
While Alberta potato growers produced, on average, more than 41 different varieties of fresh table potatoes each year, the most popular varieties of table potatoes are Russet, Norland and Yukon Gold.
With consumers increasingly buying more local produced produce and wanting to support local growers and farmers, Alberta’s fresh potato industry stands poised for significant growth.