Marked by red-sand beaches, lighthouses and fertile farmland, for Cavendish Farms, “The Island” is where it all began.
P.E.I. has the longest history of growing potatoes in Canada, with the first crop dating back to 1790. It’s the largest potato-producing province in Canada, and the industry remains the economic lifeblood for this region.
Although the growing season is typically shorter, Cavendish Farms grows specific potato varieties like Shepody and Russet, which mature quickly. Plus, they’re the perfect shape and consistency for French fries.
Growing potatoes on Prince Edward Island is much more than an industry. It’s a way of life. Ninety-eight percent of farms here are family-run. And their pride, hard work, and knowledge passed down through generations ensure success.
Working closely with farmers in PEI 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.
Combined initiatives at our biogas facility have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 47% (46,000 tonnes CO2e) annually; the equivalent to taking approximately 12,000 cars off the road and saving approximately 30% in energy costs.
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.