Cavendish Farms importing 'record' amount of potatoes to P.E.I. for processing
Cavendish Farms in New Annan, P.E.I., which processes potatoes into french fries, is importing what it says is a "record number" of potatoes from other locations to the Island this winter.
The Irving-owned company contracts with P.E.I. growers for its needs but has come up short with a poor crop this fall. "Island potatoes come first and we are buying whatever quality volume Island farmers can supply," said Mary Keith, vice-president of communications for J.D. Irving Ltd. So far Cavendish Farms has brought in more than 20 million pounds (nine million kilograms) of potatoes, which is more than in previous years, Keith said. | READ MORE