Potatoes in Canada

P.E.I. family farm operation getting out of potato business

A P.E.I. family-owned farm operation, Eric C. Robinson Inc., is closing the potato growing and packaging portion of its farming division to focus on the soybeans, forage and barley it already produces.

February 15, 2019
By CBC news

The company, in Albany, also owns Island Lime, P.E.I. Agromart and Garden Isle Farms, which will not be affected. The decision was difficult but moving on from potatoes made sense, said farm manager Lori Robinson.

“This is not a forced decision, it’s a family decision to move our 200-year-old business forward,” she said. “We saw opportunities in the P.E.I. agricultural sector down the line that we had to move on. It was a good time to move on them.” | READ MORE