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Tea & Tales July 25 video

Tea & Tales July 25th: The Seed Potato Story Video

In Pemberton, the potato is king!  In fact, potatoes are also considered a most important food crop in Canada with over 4.7 million tonnes produced per year.  Potatoes were first grown in Pemberton by the Lil’wat prior to the goldrush.  By the early 1930’s seed potato production began in Pemberton and carries on to this day.  Roxy Kuurne of Kuurne farms and current president of the Pemberton Farmer’s Institute joined us to talk about the Seed Industry in Pemberton yesterday and today.