One lovely spring morning out here on the Canadian Prairies, Mike and I packed up the car for a road trip out to Manitoba. Our goal: visit Beaver Creek Farms, a potato farm in partnership with McCain, during potato planting season to learn about the inner workings of a Canadian potato farm.
We drove from Edmonton to Portage la Prairie, which is about 45 minutes outside of Winnipeg, Manitoba. It was a gorgeous drive, as our prairies in the spring are almost as pretty as the prairies in summer. We tucked ourselves into a hotel in Portage and readied ourselves for an early morning heading out to the farm.
Bright and early, we met with our fellow farm visitors and drove out to the farm. Just Northwest of Portage la Prairie, the farm is a reminder of just how close our farmers are to us and how large and widespread our prairies are. Just a few minutes off the TransCanada highway in almost any direction when you are on the prairies lie so many farms, all providing us with some of the dietary necessities of life. [Read More…]