The Creamer potato: Potatoes bred to be small


What is a Creamer potato? The Little Potato Company, based in Canada and also operating in the US, has built a business around the smallest potato in its family. It’s a unique combination of being naturally buttery tasting and bite-sized, resulting from the company’s specialized breeding program. They’re bred to be small, ranging from 19 – 41mm in size. “We’re focused solely on the breeding, growing, packaging and marketing of proprietary little Creamer potatoes,” said Shelley Henschel, marketing manager for The Little Potato Company. “It’s all we do!”  A lot of focus centres around constantly looking at packaging improvements, new flavors and new cooking techniques. The Creamer potatoes are grown in carefully selected areas across North America. “Potatoes are grown throughout the year to supply our grading and packaging facilities that are located in Alberta and Prince Edward Island, Canada, as well as, our new grading and packaging facility in DeForest, Wisconsin,” said Henschel. More