Ontario Potato Board (OPB)
The Ontario Potato Board (OPB) is a non-profit potato grower organization that represents 120 potato growers in Ontario, and represents the interests of the Ontario potato industry to many levels of government. The OPB works to increase the success of the potato growers in Ontario by funding research as well as marketing and promotion.
The Ontario Potato Board is dedicated to providing consumers with delicious high-quality potatoes as well as being a resource of information and to address inquiries about potatoes, potato processing, storage, preparation and nutrition. Their mission is to provide strong, effective representation of the Ontario potato industry with the highest level of communication and interactions to promote a thriving, sustainable industry.
New Brunswick Potatoes
New Brunswick potato farmers have been growing and selling potatoes in the domestic and export market places for well over 100 years. Our trade with some countries can be traced over many decades and we still regularly deliver to these customers. Why should you buy New Brunswick potatoes? The answer is a simple one, whether you’re buying seed, table or processing potatoes you can count on first quality standards and regulations. And New Brunswick Potatoes taste better.
New Brunswick is widely recognized as an international leader in potato production. Our reputation for excellence is backed by generations of experience, a deep commitment to quality, and the most modern agricultural technologies available.
Blessed with the perfect climate and topography for growing potatoes, New Brunswick’s climate is so potato-friendly, it actually enhances the flavor. Over 100 varieties of seed, table and processing potatoes are grown in the province.
New Brunswick potato producers take a professional and personal pride in the quality of their products. Over the years, dedicated growers, professional marketers and a well-organized industry association have built the New Brunswick potato industry into a worldwide success.
More than 150 producers, packers and shippers are directly involved in the potato industry. They understand the importance of responding to market trends and providing consistent service. From start to finish, growers ensure that their worldwide customers continue to receive the high quality products they have come to expect from New Brunswick.
As the marketing organization for the 2,000 potato farming families operating in the United States, Potatoes USA promotes five main potato products: fresh table-stock potatoes, fresh chipping potatoes, seed potatoes, frozen potato products, and dehydrated potato products.
Their team provides culinary potato inspiration to key audiences, as well as useful tools, education, and support. Through effective market-driven strategies that focus on the greatest opportunities, Potatoes USA is proving that, no matter where the customer lives, potatoes offer a world of possibilities.
Potatoes USA was established in 1971 by a group of potato farmers to promote the benefits of eating potatoes. Today, as the largest vegetable commodity board, they are proud to be recognized as an innovator in the produce industry.
Agrico: your powerful partner from seedling to the supermarket shelf
A powerful, cooperative organisation that sells potatoes all over the world, breeds new varieties and develops innovative solutions. That sums up Agrico. From seedling to the supermarket shelf.
Each country and each population has its own preferences regarding shape taste and cooking quality. On top of that, each country or region has its own, unique cultivation conditions. Type of soil, climate, fertilisation and storage conditions are all key factors determining the end result.
We export seed potatoes to buyers all over the world. They can chose from a range comprising more than 80 varieties. At Agrico you will always find a potato that meets your specific requirements.
Agrico produces quality table potatoes for the traditional market, as well as supermarket programs. For supermarkets Agrico organize year round programs with several varieties from soils in Holland, Cyprus, Malta, Israel, Egypt, Spain and Portugal, to guarantee customers excellent quality throughout the year.
Organic potato varieties are grown under the brand name Bioselect. Furthermore, Agrico supplies various specially selected potato varieties for the production of potato products such as crisps and French fries.
Packing and breeding/research company
Agrico has also a packing company for table potatoes in Purmerend, Leo de Kock BV, and a breeding/research company, Agrico Research in Bant. Agrico also operates through subsidiaries and participations in France, Italia, Great-Britain, Poland, Slovenia, Scotland, Romania, Finland, Sweden and Canada as well as agencies in practically all seed importing countries.
Potato Growers of Alberta
The Potato Growers of Alberta (PGA) is the member driven organization of the Potato Industry in Alberta. Founded on April 16th, 1966, today’s organization is home to 140 licensed producers, 52 packer dealers, 12 licensed greenhouse operators and 7 licensed processors.
The province grows about 53,000 acres of potatoes annually with about 75% of that production in French fries and chips, 19% is seed acres and the remaining 6 % is fresh. Over 50% of our seed is exported annually to the US and other Canadian provinces. All of the processing production is in Southern Alberta under irrigation. The seed production spreads across the central (Red Deer) and northern AB (Edmonton) area with half of the production under irrigation as well.
The processing industry in Alberta is home to Lamb Weston, McCain’s, Cavendish Farms, PepsiCo-Frito Lay and Old Dutch. All five of the plants are in Southern Alberta. The PGA operates its head office out of Taber, Alberta with a satellite office for our seed division out of Edmonton Alberta.
Sunrise Potato Storage ltd.
Sunrise Potato is an intergenerational farm involving Peter & Carla VanderZaag, daughter Ruth and son-in-law Nick Ploeg. We are located in Alliston, Ontario, Canada. We grow, store and market potatoes for the chip snack food sector. Our potatoes are processed both in Canada as well as in the NE USA.
We grow numerous chipping varieties on 19 different farmland locations within 40km of our storage facility.
Our state-of-the-art storage facilities hold up to 400,000 cwt (18,000 tonnes) of potatoes in 19 separate bins. The potatoes are stored for up to 10 months and then prepared for delivery through an automated wash line system where they are washed and sorted.
Sunrise Potato Storage employs 5 full time workers and 6 part-time workers. We also have 4 seasonal workers from Mexico from March thru October.
Sunrise Potato is dedicated to sustainable production practices that ameliorate our soils, air and water quality.