PEI salad company Johnston’s encourages Canadians to support local PEI potato growers. in response to the recent export ban

Charlottetown, PEI – The press wire – November 30e 2021 – With its roots firmly planted on PEI soil for over 74 years, Johnston’s Homestyle proudly supports local farmers as they face challenges during supply chain restrictions.

Following a recent ban on the export of fresh potatoes to the United States, farmers in PEI are looking for other markets to save this year’s crop.

Consumers can feel good when purchasing Johnston’s Potato Salads as they are made from 100% PEI-grown potatoes, which supports local farmers and their families. families. Our potatoes are fully cooked and undergo the highest food safety and quality standards.

“While our products and supply chain are not affected by this ban, we stand behind our local farmers and will continue to proudly purchase 100% of our potatoes from our farmers in PEI. É. », Randy Johnston

Johnston’s, part of the Canadian salad and appetizer company Freshstone Brands Inc., offers traditional, house-style products including potato, seafood and pasta salads. , No Frills, your independent grocer and Freshmart. Johnston’s is also available at select restaurants across Canada.

Tony Spiteri, Commercial Director of Freshstone Brands, added: “At this time, with nearly 2 years of the COVID pandemic, we fully understand the impacts on families, farmers and the need to continue providing Canadians with healthy foods. highest quality grown fresh. in Canada . When we support all local producers, you are helping Canada feed Canadians. ”

Johnston’s Homestyle Products was founded in 1947 and produces the company’s flagship products, Potato Salad and Coleslaw. The company is proud to support local agricultural producers and annually buys 2 million pounds of potatoes and 1.5 million pounds of cabbage for its salads. Over 6 million pounds of salads will be prepared in Prince Edward Island and sold across Atlantic Canada. Johnston’s Homestyle Products is the preferred brand of consumers in the region.

For more information on Johnston’s Homestyle Products or Freshstone Brands Inc., please contact Ola Malarzewski at 416-899-5108 or [email protected]