L'il Island Spuds
Launched in 2003, L'il Island Spuds is our brand of local, fresh market potatoes, known as "early" or "new" potatoes. Our green bags have become a recognizable sign of summer on Prince Edward Island, and are available from July to Thanksgiving.
The Craig family greatly appreciates the support of our fellow islanders. That's why we do everything we can to offer a fresh, top quality local product.
L'il Island Spuds started as a small summer project. Both planting and digging on hands and knees, we delivered small orders to local stores in a half tonne truck - our first order was twelve bags to Harvey's Clover Farm in Crapaud, PEI. The year we finally upgraded to a one row potato digger, the local equipment dealer called to ask if they could use our digger in their antique machinery show. Laughing, we pulled it out of the field after morning digging and gave the old girl a day off.
Over the last ten years we've worked hard to provide a high quality product to Islanders from one tip of our province to the other. A large part of this quality is ensuring our stores can always supply only our freshest product. L'il Island Spuds are dug fresh every morning and delivered daily to stores and restaurants across the island.
We appreciate island business so much that we wanted to give something back. Our L'il Island Spuds vehicle roams the island in the summertime, collecting smiles and making new friends. If you see the mini cruiser with the BIG potato, be sure to come say hello! We love meeting the people who help us grow.
Thanks to our Island consumers we've had the opportunity to extend our season! We now deliver to local stores throughout the winter months. Look for your L'il Island Spuds, all grown up and packed in Prince Edward Island paper bags stamped with Lester & Mark Craig. Our conventional potato business also delivers off-island.