At the beginning of the last century, the Guinois family moved from France in search of a better life in Quebec. That was when our ancestors started cultivating and harvesting vegetables from the exceptionally rich earth on the land they purchased close to Montreal. Our passion for agriculture has been passed down through the generations ever since.
Thanks to the horticultural knowledge acquired over many generations, the Centre Maraîcher E. Guinois Jr Inc. is, today, one of the largest lettuce producers in Canada, cultivating over 2 000 acres. With our farm located 45 minutes from Montreal and 15 minutes from the U.S. border, we are able to supply major Canadian markets as well as large cities on the U.S. East Coast.
Mindful of the impact agriculture has on the environment and out of concern for future generations, we have adopted a responsible approach that takes into account environmental sustainability and preservation of renewable resources. The solutions we have adopted include testing sections of fields in order to reduce the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides and growing “green” manure crops to ensure soil conservation. We are equipped with electric lift trucks to reduce the effects of greenhouse gases and we are continuously improving river bank land use to optimize water management.
At the Centre Maraîcher E. Guinois Jr Inc. we offer a complete range of products produced in Quebec. We are committed, every day, to cultivating fresh, high quality products. From planting to delivery, our crops are carefully vacuum cooled and then stored in our refrigerated warehouses. Thanks to our state of the art equipment and our dedicated employees, we are able to offer tasty, crisp vegetables throughout the summer season.
Over the years, we have built our name and reputation through relationships of trust with our partners and because of our consistent and reliable customer service.
we have built our name and reputation through relationships of trust with our partners and because of our consistent and reliable customer service.