The Atlantic Canadian Advantage
People, Community, and Quality
The products produced in Atlantic Canada benefit from a business culture that fosters research and innovation, a focus on sustainable agriculture, and a quest to create the highest quality products by leveraging our diverse seasons, rich land, vast waterways, and innovative entrepreneurial spirit. From grassroots multigenerational family-owned farming operations to global corporations, we choose to operate our businesses and make our homes here. Because we take pride in our work and the products we grow, harvest, produce, package, and deliver to family tables worldwide.
All products produced and exported from Atlantic Canada get our federal government’s stamp of approval from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). This certification process ensures that sustainable production processes, product traceability, high quality, and exceptional safety standards are met in preparation for export to other markets.
Atlantic Canada’s food & beverage industry is known for its innovative, forward-thinking approach, investing in its people and communities, and striving for continuous improvement to deliver high-quality products worldwide. A culmination of innovation and sustainability includes the 40,000-honeybee hives that call Atlantic Canada home. These small but mighty habitants help pollinate fruit crops—including our many varieties of berries—and produce high-quality east coast honey sold at local farmer’s markets and exported to markets worldwide.
Atlantic Canada has a richly colourful and fertile landscape that varies from province to province, and though each region has unique features, some products thrive in all four. Its diverse product offerings include cranberry farms and iceberg water harvesting in Newfoundland and Labrador, apple orchards and blueberry fields in Nova Scotia, potato fields and signature Canadian maple syrup in New Brunswick, a growing fruit industry and the iconic, red-soiled potato fields of Prince Edward Island.
A distinguishing feature of Atlantic Canada is the robust and varied climate, providing ample hydration to cultivate crops from seedlings to harvest. Though the various seasons of the Atlantic Provinces limit production during the winter months, through innovative solutions such as flash freezing, cold storage, greenhouse crops and shelf-stable packaging, we can supply our products to retailers and wholesalers year-round.
Winter is the least fertile season in Atlantic Canada for agriculture. But it’s a vital time to plan, reflect, and implement new processes for the upcoming spring growing season.
A season of renewal when the region comes alive and fresh crops break ground, begin to bud and grow.
Atlantic Canadians spend the long-anticipated summer months caring for and nurturing their investments.
Fully mature and ready for the colourful and fruitful autumn harvest.