Like the potato itself, the best parts of SunRISE Potato are not immediately visible. You might have to do a little digging to learn more.
The first VanderZaags emigrated from Holland in 1949, successfully transplanting their extensive knowledge of potato production onto Canadian soil. Peter and Carla spent almost twenty years overseas, studying and developing potato production methods in countries as diverse as Rwanda and the Philippines. Two generations now grow 1000 acres of potatoes annually, having put down roots where the previous generation of VanderZaags originally immigrated.
Today, we focus on the sustainable production of our conventional chipping and table potatoes, organic potatoes and seed production. Our state-of-the-art storage facilities hold 400,000 cwt (18,000 tonnes) in 20 bins, which allows us to ship the crop from September’s harvest to the following July.