Our family has been farming in Alliston, Ontario for five generations. We are very lucky to live in such a great community.
The simple things in life are the most important to us; our family, friends, community and our environment.
We believe in the basic values of hard work, and integrity, and for over 100 years, our family has grown our crops with the highest of standards, supporting our principles.
“We believe in the basic values of hard work, and integrity”
Our story starts with Great Grandfather Roland who came to Canada from Scotland in 1876. He settled his young family in Alliston with an eye towards farming various cash crops including potatoes. He instilled a strong work ethic, discipline and community responsibility to all his descendants.
At Roland’s passing in 1927 the farming business was passed on to his only son, Mackenzie. At his peak, Grandfather Mackenzie had 11 farms in production.
Our story starts with Great Grandfather Roland who instilled a strong work ethic, discipline and community responsibility to all his descendants.
In the 1970’s, my father Ronald focused on growing potatoes for processing. He had contracts with large chip suppliers which allowed him to build a storage facility for 12 million pounds of potatoes. He then doubled that facility in 1974. At the time he held the largest processing contract in Canada.
I am the family’s 4th generation potato farmer. In 2013 my wife Liz and I visited a vodka distillery in Prince Edward Island which inspired us to create our own brand of spirits using our own high-quality potatoes.
Our youngest son Barry is our 5th generation farmer and is honouring his great great grandfather’s legacy by planting, nurturing and harvesting the finest potatoes in Ontario.
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