Albright Farms began in the 1920s, it is currently in its fourth generation of family ownership. Aubrey Albright was a shoe maker by trade but worked on a farm in Windsor, which he bought in 1929. Within just a few years he owned three farms. Although it wasn’t until the 1940s that the farms owned a tractor.Aubrey’s son Lorne continued farming with his father until 1954 when Lorne purchased the Jacksonville farm. Lorne had pigs, chickens, cattle, and 30 acres of potatoes. After storing potatoes for years in the basement of their house, he decided to build his first potato house which held 4,000 barrels of potatoes.
Another of Aubrey’s sons, Willis, worked with Aubrey on the Victoria Corner farm, and his third son Dalton, purchased a farm in Simonds.
Lorne bought their first potato harvester in 1971. Lorne had two sons, Robert and Wayne. They all farmed together in Jacksonville and expanded a little every year. They formed Albright Farms Ltd. in 1986. Wayne Albright’s two sons, Ryan and Matthew and Robert Albright’s son, Shaun formed Carleton Country Spud Distributors Ltd. in 2004. This enabled them to sell and distribute their own potatoes and other locally grown potatoes to customers throughout the United States and Canada. In 2006, the three partners formed Albright Farms Inc. and purchased the family farm from Lorne, Wayne, and Robert. The company now grows 500 acres of potatoes and 550 acres of grain and oil seeds.
It took two years to complete the Covered Bridge Potato Chip Company project and the Albright family is excited to carry on old traditions with their potato chips. The Covered Bridge Potato Chip Company is an old-fashioned Kettle Cooked Chip company. Each batch is cooked the traditional way, with care, one at a time, to ensure the best flavor and texture.
Located along the Saint John River Valley, Covered Bridge Potato Chips is in the heart of potato country-the perfect spot for making chips. The factory is in Hartland, New Brunswick, which is also the home of the world’s longest covered bridge, hence the name.
Covered Bridge Potato Chip Company
Address: 35 Alwright Ct., Waterville, Carleton Co., NB,
Phone: 506-375-CHIP (2447)
Covered Bridge Potato Chips