Over 320 sunny days per year, warm summers and mild winter— Lethbridge is the ideal home for potatoes, and their farmers.
Alberta’s potatoes get a natural advantage, with the Canadian Rockies offering pure, snow-melted water, and the region’s cold winters meaning natural protection against insects.
Nearly ninety percent of Lethbridge’s crop is Russet Burbank, but they also produce Shepody potatoes, and Ranger Russets. All three varieties are serious French fry material.
Alberta boasts a $1 billion dollar potato industry, which began in the late 1800s, and is now mainly run by third-generation growers supporting an environmentally-friendly, sustainable industry.
Working closely with farmers in Lethbridge to ensure best practices is one way we do right by the environment.
Here are some more:
Our Energy Efficiency Teams continue to examine the agriculture industry as a whole, and create environmentally friendlier ways to work the land.
We work with local cattle farmers to divert over 27 million pounds of potato peels and trimmings away from the landfill and into the feedstock of cattle raised in nearby farms. That's enough potatoes to feed over 1,400 head of cattle a year!
Our Russet type Prospect Potato is a proprietary variety developed by agricultural experts that grows faster, and requires less water, less fertilizer, and less pest control application. This means more potatoes, fewer footprints!
From the farms, to your table. But first! The kitchen. Get inspired with Cavendish Farms recipes.