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June 15, 2021

EarthFresh Takes Advantage of Burlington’s Ideal Location

With operations in the United States and Canada, EarthFresh has been supplying the Retail and Food Service industries with conventional and organic potatoes, carrots, onions, and sweet potatoes since 1963.  EarthFresh believes that “real” food comes from the Earth, and that to provide real food, they need to take care of the environment and those who live in it.  Implementing and executing sustainable practices through technological innovation, environmental impact planning, strong food safety initiatives and persistent Research and Development activities will allow EarthFresh to feed future generations.

Vertically integrated in all aspects of the potato industry, EarthFresh is a market leader with the largest stock of exclusive potato varieties in North America. EarthFresh moved their operations to Burlington in 2014, and their business has flourished since. EarthFresh has taken advantage of Burlington’s ideal location that provides access to global markets and supply chains through our major highways, international and private airports, seaports, cargo railway networks and Canada/US land border crossings. This advantage is important to EarthFresh because of their reliance on logistics to move massive tonnage of products around North America. EarthFresh believes that its success is, in large part, due to its employees. By moving the company to Burlington, EarthFresh employees have also take advantage of the great things that Burlington offers for their families and their wellbeing.

Describing Burlington in one word, EarthFresh called it “Home”. Tom Hughes Sr., Founder of EarthFresh (formally known as MacKay & Hughes), and his family have lived in Burlington for over 40 years and know what a great place it is to raise a family. Along with EarthFresh, many EarthFresh employees have moved to Burlington with their families and they love living and working in Burlington because of its culture, community, and great location. EarthFresh employees say their favourite landmarks in Burlington are Burlington Pier, Clock at City Hall and The Village Square.

Some insider tips from EarthFresh employees:

Best coffee: Tamp

Best restaurants: Di Mario’s Trattoria, Carriage House, and Lord Nelson

Best park: Spencer Smith, LaSalle

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