12 PM AST December 20, 2021 – Atlantic Beef Products Inc. is proud to provide Exceptional Quality Beef to its customers across Canada. Many family farms on PEI that supply Atlantic Beef Products Inc. cattle are also potato farmers. Their stewardship of the land includes moving cattle across pastures and potato fields in a rotational process that benefits both products and makes for more sustainable agricultural practices.
Atlantic Beef Products Inc. is proud to support PEI Potato Farmers and is pleased to work with their primary distribution partners in Ontario (Dolan Foods) and Quebec (Les Aliments Unifoods) to provide Moisson Montreal food bank and Second Harvest in Toronto with 60,000 pounds of high-quality PEI Potatoes, packed in 5lb bags, to share for the holidays.
Russ Mallard, President of Atlantic Beef Products said, “The Atlantic Beef Products plant plays an integral part in the agricultural industry in PEI and Atlantic Canada. During these difficult times we are showing support to our potato producers. We are proud to have supplied ground beef to our PEI food banks this holiday season and now we are very pleased to supply PEI potatoes to food banks in Ontario and Quebec. The #HolidayBeef and Potatoes program will provide less fortunate families with a delicious and welcome taste of Canada’s Food Island for the holidays.”
Mallard added, “We have purchased these potatoes from four different potato packing operations across the Island: WP Griffin, Mid-Isle Farms, Sherwood Produce and Gerrit Visser and Sons. We know they all purchase potatoes from our beef producers across PEI. We sincerely hope delicious and safe PEI Potatoes begin to flow again to the very important US market very soon.”
Greg Donald, General Manager of the PEI Potato Board said “Potatoes and beef are natural partners on the plate and in the field. We’re glad to have the support of Atlantic Beef Products Inc. as our growers are severely impacted by this unnecessary and unjustified border closure. Many of our Island producers have strong connections to the Beef Industry, and we’re grateful for their support of both our PEI Potato farmers and Canadian Food Banks.”
“We are so grateful for this donation of fresh, surplus PEI potatoes – they’ll go directly on our trucks and delivered to our non-profit partners who provide healthy meals and groceries to people dealing with food insecurity,” said Lori Nikkel, CEO, Second Harvest. “Big thanks to Atlantic Beef Products and Dolan Foods for showing strong commitment to their farm partners, to the environment, and to Canadians in need.”
Atlantic Beef Products Inc. located in Albany, Prince Edward Island, employs over 160 Islanders and provides Delicious, Healthy, Sustainable Beef products from cattle raised in pasture on small family farms. ABP supplies leading grocery retailers, food service distributors and independent butchers throughout Canada.
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