Gwillimdale Farms' Quinton Woods Shares Local Canada Expansion Plans
BRADFORD, ONTARIO, CANADA - Family-owned and operated company Gwillimdale Farms has already made a sufficiently large splash in the supply-side world, but its latest expansion plans are making retailers’ heads pop up and take notice. I spoke with Quinton Woods, Sales and Plant Operations Manager, to learn a bit more.
“We’re currently transitioning into our local crop in Canada and looking for retail partners who want to develop winter programs, specifically for carrots and onions,” Quinton noted. “As we’re currently erecting phase 3 of our storage expansion, we’re adding an additional 42,000 square-feet of climate-controlled storage for our field vegetables. Overall, we have a total of 160,000 square feet available, which holds up to 50 million pounds of root vegetables so we can ensure quality for our retail partners throughout the season.”
In September, the grower will also be unveiling a fully-automated packing and palletizing solution for its onion crop.
“We are open for business,” Quinton stressed, and his excitement for growth was palpable. “We want to hear from everyone on carrots and onions.”
As one of Ontario’s largest growers, packers, and shippers of root vegetables, Gwillimdale Farms should be on the buy-side’s list!
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