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‘Nothing into something’: Little potatoes turn into big success for Canadian company

A Canadian produce company with Edmonton roots has found big success with tiny potatoes. The Little Potato Company unveiled its new $39.5 million facility in Nisku, Alberta on Thursday. The new 420,000-square-foot building can distribute up to 125 million pounds of potatoes each year, as Marek Tkach reports for CTV News.

“It’s state of the art,” said founder Angela Santiago. “We’ve thought of a lot of sustainable things like solar panels and recycling water.”

Santiago and her father started the Little Potato Company in 1996, growing and harvesting the potatoes themselves on a one-acre plot of land just a few blocks from the new processing plant.

Alberta’s minister of agriculture and irrigation said the new facility is part of a “thriving” agricultural industry in the province.

Source: CTV News. Read the full story and watch a video here