PEROGIES!

In a sprawling plant in northwest Edmonton, 36,000 waxy white potatoes await their destiny: to fill one of the millions of Cheemo perogies made each day at Heritage Frozen Foods. Cheemo perogies are a staple in Albertan freezers, so ubiquitous that “people forget that we’re from Edmonton,” says president and CEO Joe Makowecki. But the doughy dumplings, stars of Ukrainian cuisine, are now on the menu in homes across Canada and the United States: Cheemo ships a half-billion perogies a year in North America.”