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ABOUT THE POTATO GROWERS OF ALBERTA
On February 23rd, 1966, the Alberta Potato Commission was created, being the first commission developed in the province through the Government of Alberta Agricultural Products and Marketing Act. The new Board of Directors had a vision to move the potato industry forward, while working together with growers, trade members, government and researchers to build a successful, credible industry in the province of Alberta. Our history book is loaded with 50 years of facts, original meeting minutes, images and Grower stories. Get yours today!
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THERE ARE MORE THAN 50 TYPES OF POTATOES
While Alberta potato growers produce, on average, more than 49 different varieties or types of fresh table potatoes each year, the most popular varieties of table potatoes are Russet, Norland and Yukon Gold.
Warm Maple Bacon Potato Salad
Warm Maple Bacon Potato Salad: the best kind of salad! Crispy roasted potatoes with a smoky, sweet, tangy vinaigrette.
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POTATO GROWERS OF ALBERTA NEWS
This first-ever history book on the Alberta Potato Industry is loaded with 50 years of stories, lists, stats and photos between 1966 to 2016, including a section of past and present grower stories, which is the heartbeat of the book.
The cookbook includes recipes from former and current AB potato growers, staff, industry plus several from previous cookbooks. There are over 230 potato recipes to choose from, which shows how versatile a potato can be for each meal.
A huge thank you to Pepsico Frito Lay and Old Dutch for donating potato chips for our booth this year. Also thanks to the many volunteers that were such great hosts.
Congratulations to the Potato Growers of Alberta for a record production of just over 2 BILLION pounds of spuds! Our potato industry is robust, that’s why we're seeing record investments from companies.