Growing potatoes is more than just an industry on Prince Edward Island, it’s a way of life. As the #1 potato producing province in Canada, potatoes are the leading export for Prince Edward Island. Islanders have been growing potatoes since the late 1700s and the industry remains the lifeblood of the Island economy. The pride that PEI growers take in producing high quality potatoes stems from the hard work and generational farming knowledge that ensures their success. PEI's red, iron-rich soil is uniquely suited for our most famous crop, leading to a storied history of growing potatoes. Recognized for their excellent taste and quality, PEI Potatoes are shipped to over 20 countries across the world. Our growers are committed to ensuring that our farm practices are both environmentally and economically sustainable.