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Canada: ‘This is Edmonton’ podcast explores Alberta’s prolific potato industry

When it comes to spud production, Alberta is one hot potato. According to data from Statistics Canada, Alberta accounted for 21.8 per cent of all potato production in this country in 2022 — more than 1.2 million tonnes in all. Alberta was the top producer in Canada that year, edging out Prince Edward Island and Manitoba, according to a CBC news report.

Numbers show Alberta production continues to increase.

On the latest This is Edmonton podcast, host Clare Bonnyman sits down with CBC Edmonton reporter Liam Harrap to hear about a massive potato processing plant just south of the city that is one of the contributors to Alberta’s potato prowess. The Little Potato Company opened its new facility in the Nisku Business Park earlier this month.

Clare also speaks to the host of Good Question P.E.I. about stealing the spud throne.

Source: CBC News. This is Edmonton is posted online every Wednesday. Listen here or get in touch at
Image: Credit The Little Potato Company

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