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Growing little potatoes, finding a niche market, and the joys of putting a crop in the ground

If you sit down and talk to many of our parents and grandparents, they will remember harvesting potatoes from the garden growing up, and getting rid of the small, undersized potatoes, says Kara Oosterhuis in this edition of The Successors podcast by RealAgriculture.

Flash forward to 2014, and Little Lake Farms Ltd., based out of Burdett, Alberta in Canada, decided they were going to base their farming operation around the very thing that used to be considered not sufficient enough: little potatoes.

Niek Lamberts, the eldest successor of the Southern Alberta operation, joins the latest episode of The Successors podcast to give some insight into the potato industry, growing potatoes for The Little Potato Company, what equipment is required, opportunities in the industry, and some of the struggles they face year to year.

Source: RealAgriculture. Read the full story and listen to the interview here
Photo: Credit Markus Spiske on Unsplash
The Successors is a RealAgriculture podcast series hosted by Kara Oosterhuis, focusing on agriculture from the perspective of the up-and-coming generation.

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