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Potato board launches video series

PEI Potatoes can be found on Twitter at @PEIPotatoes and on Facebook at facebook.com/PEIPotatoes.  
- Prince Edward Island Potatoes also have a brand new web site at www.peipotato.com.

Still from a video from the P.E.I. Potato Board's Youtube site,  http://www.youtube.com/user/PEIPotatoes

The P.E.I. Potato Board has launched a series of “Tater Talk” videos, featuring consumers talking about why they love P.E.I. potatoes.  

Members of the public were keen to share their reasons for buying and eating P.E.I. potatoes and how they choose to prepare them, as well as sharing stories about the importance of Prince Edward Island potatoes to their family.

 These consumer testimonials were recorded at a specially designed booth at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto last November as part of the board’s annual presence at Canada’s premier agricultural event.

Kendra Mills, marketing director of the P.E.I. Potato Board, says producing the videos are a way to capture all of the great stories, messages and compliments and to share them with not only consumers, but with the industry.

• The potato industry is worth over one billion dollars to P.E.I. economy. • P.E.I. is the largest potato-producing province in Canada.

“We have so much to be proud of, and it is extremely humbling to know how significant P.E.I. potatoes have been to someone’s life.”

The board was assisted in video creation and design by Fresh Media of Charlottetown.  A total of six short videos are available to view on the P.E.I. potatoes YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/PEIPotatoes.

Organizations: P.E.I. Potato Board, Royal Agricultural

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island, Toronto, Canada Charlottetown

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  • SG
    January 25, 2013 - 18:07

    I'd have to agree re: difficult finding PEI Potatoes and Vegetables in our Local Stores in P.E. I. this year. Our family have always bought local produce, fish and meat unless local is not available. However, I was very disappointed with my PEI Potatoe purchases this year when able to find them. I purchased Russets and Netted Gems. Both had a lot of Rot Spots and Black Spots. I've been opting for the Sweet Potatoes for that reason. It's also difficult to find PEI Vegetables in our Local Stores this year. I purchased Local Blueberries (10 lb. boxes) and three crates of local Strawberries this year and was also disapppointed in those purchases. I purchased Blueberries and Strawberries from Western P.E.I. last year (same quantity) and they were the Best.

  • intobed
    January 25, 2013 - 16:53

    The PEI Federation of Agriculture is one of the main groups that clamored and demanded that the HST be forced upon Islanders. This tax will severely hurt most ordinary Islanders, but the members of PEIFA don't care. The HST will put more than four million dollars into their pockets. The members greed knows no bounds. Remember who is destroying our Island, and do not support them. The way farming is done on PEI must change.

  • SpeakingTheTruth
    January 25, 2013 - 16:31

    Kudos to PEI potato growers for producing high quality, safe potatoes for us and other in Canada and the USA to eat! The Truth is this: All commercially produced crops require some level of pesticides to be grown in a safe and efficient manner. Growing organic vegetables won't feed the world. All farmers only use the pesticides they need to produce good quality and safe potatoes...and would eliminate them if they could. It is ignorant to think that we can commercially produce food without any pesticides or fertilizers. Especially since those that spout this nonsense are the same people that decry GMO crops, which often are bred to eliminate the need for certain pesticides and crop additives.

  • Islander across the pond
    January 25, 2013 - 16:29

    @Paul Macdonald, I can't agree with you more. It's hard to find PEI Spuds in rural NS. When I go home, I always pick up a bag or two.

  • Toxic
    January 25, 2013 - 15:22

    I tell everyone I know not to eat potatoes from PEI unless they enjoy consuming dangerously high levels of pesticides. When I tell people what actually happens in this province, it makes them feel sick.

  • Ron
    January 25, 2013 - 15:01

    Good stuff Troy now for the gold album Well done

  • bigman
    January 25, 2013 - 14:46

    Please don't fall for this propaganda. Potato farming in PEI is destroying our beautiful province. Tens of thousands of acres of one crop doused in cancer causing chemicals is not something to be celebrated. We have been gifted with some of the best soil and climate in Canada and this is the best we can do?

  • sheepstack
    January 25, 2013 - 14:34

    Please boycott the PEI Toxic Tuber until such time as potato farmers stop poisoning our soil, water and environment.

  • Paul MacDonald
    January 25, 2013 - 14:22

    It would be great if we could find them in the stores! We only live in Nova Scotia but its only rarely can we get them. Have to settle for Hartland potatoes.