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Packaging: Little Potato Company to open Alberta plant

May 2, 2024  By Potatoes in Canada

The Little Potato Company celebrated the grand opening of its new potato packaging facility in Nisku, Alta. today.

Spanning 240,000 square feet, the new facility represents a $39.5 million investment and is located in the Nisku Business Park. This location was chosen for its proximity to exceptional agricultural regions, dedicated family growers, efficient transportation networks and a skilled workforce.

The new facility showcases prioritizes eco-friendly processes for processing and packaging, with a substantial reduction in carbon footprint and waste. Notably, one-fourth of the facility’s energy is generated by 3,288 solar modules, marking the second-largest privately funded rooftop microgenerator in Alberta. Additionally, a state-of-the-art water recycling system has been installed, allowing the facility to recycle water used in washing little potatoes, significantly reducing water usage and lowering operational expenses.


The facility has the capacity to process approximately 125 million pounds of little potatoes annually. Roughly 70 per cent of this capacity will be used for export sales, primarily to the United States. The project received support from the Agri-Processing Investment Tax Credit program of the Government of Alberta, contributing $1.3 million. This initiative is designed to bolster local businesses, driving economic growth and diversification in the province.

Angela Santiago, CEO and co-founder of The Little Potato Company, said in a statement, “What started as a humble dream has blossomed into a global endeavour dedicated to sustainably nourishing and feeding the world better, one little potato at a time. Our innovative facility is built with future generations in mind. We are ensuring that we lead in eco-friendly production to meet growing demand for families wanting to serve delicious and nutritious whole food quickly.”

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