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PROUD LEADERS IN FARMING, STORING, PACKING AND DISTRIBUTING POTATOES IN ONTARIO

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Ontario Potato Dist. (Alliston) Inc.’s core business is farming, packing, storing and distributing potatoes. Since its beginning over 60 years ago, this solely family-owned venture, has been providing high quality potatoes across Ontario.

Our business is one that is built on a reputation of high quality potatoes and excellent service, coupled with technological advancements and sustainability measures.

Our beginnings…

In 1960, Rocco and Gordon Cappuccitti had the foresight to carefully select rich farmland in Simcoe County, ideal for high quality, high yield potato and seed production. This 18-parcel collection of land, isolated from all other potato production in the area, resulted in over 1800 acres of protected prime potato lands known today as Ontario Potato Dist. (Alliston) Inc.

Supported by the Canadian Ministry of Agriculture’s mandate to practice professional farming techniques, the Cappuccitti brothers have cultivated rich, high-ground soils, turning them into some of Ontario’s most valuable potato producing land. For over 35 years, they have upheld careful management and responsible agricultural practices.

OPERATIONS

OUR POTATO FARMING, PACKING & SHIPPING OPERATIONS

ACREAGE

A total of 18 parcels covering a 4 kilometer area make up the entire Ontario Potato Dist. (Alliston) Inc. operation. Altogether 604 arable hectares (1,492 acres) are devoted to potato growing and alternating crops. An additional 139 hectares (343 acres) comprised mostly of naturalized forest and woodlands bring the total package of land to 743 hectares (1,835 acres).

SOIL TYPES

For decades, proper management combined with naturally productive soil, makes Ontario Potato Distribution Inc. ideal for hearty, commercial Potato and seed Production. Predominantly sandy loam till, soil groups throughout the acreage range from Podzol to Brown Podzolic to Grey-Brown Podzolic. The four main soil classifications present are Tioga, Vasey, Dundonald and Bookton.

TOPOGRAPHY

Ontario Potato Distribution Inc. is situated on spectacular high ground with smooth to naturally moderate sloping contour. Consequently, drainage is adequate on all lands under any conditions created through natural precipitation and/or controlled irrigation.

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LOCATION

OUR POTATO FARMING, PACKING & SHIPPING OPERATIONS

As the exclusive potato producing operation within a 25 km radius (15 mile), Ontario Potato Distribution Inc. is perfectly positioned in the Township of New Tecumseth, near Alliston, Ontario, to access major processing and distribution markets throughout the province. The absence of neighboring potato growing operations in the area gives our farms a geographic advantage in the fight against migratory disease contamination.

90 minutes to the south or 110 kilometers (70 miles) of Ontario Potato Distribution Inc. is the Greater Toronto area, Canada’s largest population center to over 6.1 million people. Alliston, another of Ontario’s major potato production and processing areas sits 5 kilometers (3 miles) northwest of the operation, with Barrie the fastest growing city in Canada (pop’n 100,000+) resting on the doorstep only 20 kilometers (12 miles) to the north.

With the United States border (New York State), a mere 2-1/2 hours away, Ontario Potato Distribution’s prime location has been paramount to its continued success for decades.

Transportation links to these processing, distribution, manufacturing and labour markets are minutes away from the farm’s facilities. Easy access is possible via the major Provincial 400 series highways (6 lane) and three (3) secondary 2-lane highway connector routes (#27, #11 and #93).

Ontario Potato Distribution Inc. land parcels integrate via (2) township maintained concession roads (paved) and numerous side roads (gravel).