St. David's Hydroponics
In business since 1985, and now with over 70 acres of greenhouses in Niagara, St. David's has remained humble and still believes in doing things slowly and with care. That is also why they use greenhouses - it allows them to control the environment and provide their plants with ideal growing conditions from the temperature to humidity and sunlight.
Combined, St. David's growers have over 100 years of experience gained from training around the world. Their attention to detail and genuine passion for what they do is seen in the world-class plants they produce. St. David's believes our carbon footprint should be as close to zero as possible and in the summer months theirs is. They even use water gathered from the roofs of their greenhouses to water their plants!
30 years ago, RW and Margaret set out to make the best tortilla chip the world has ever known, a snack that was as healthy as it was irresistible. They invested every dime they had (and some they didn’t) and started selling chips to retailers out of the family van. Today RW Garcia products are available throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. And two generations of Garcias work in the family business. We use only the highest quality, all natural ingredients. All our products are verified non-GMO, certified gluten free and contain no additives or preservatives and are so wholesome that moms have started telling their kids to stop eating meals between snacks.
MaraNatha is one of America’s largest producers of high quality natural andorganic nut butters. They specialize in many varieties of delicious peanut butter, nutritious almond butter, luscious macadamia nut butter and creamy cashew butter. Born of the purest ingredients, with no trans fats, hydrogenated oils or preservatives, their wholesome nut butters are the perfect choice for nut-lovers who enjoy a healthy lifestyle.
The MaraNatha story is the classic American tale of two entrepreneurs - Robert and Chris Plotnik, pioneers in the distribution of natural foods who shared a commitment to promoting good health and preserving our environment. When the Plotniks first founded MaraNatha in Ashland, Oregon in 1982, the company distributed dried fruit from the California Central Valley to small natural food stores in Oregon and Washington. As their business grew, the Plotniks created their own line of natural and organic products, including creamy and flavourful micro-batch peanut and nut butters, which quickly became a regional hit.
As demand for the MaraNatha line grew, the Plotnicks decided to leave the distribution side of the business so they could concentrate on crafting the nut and seed butters that had created a loyal following among MaraNatha fans. From that point on, MaraNatha has grown in leaps and bounds. Today, both their national distribution and sales to larger food companies are growing steadily, support from devoted customers within the natural foods community is skyrocketing, and they are one of the nation's leading producers of natural and organic nut butters.
The secret to their success is a business strategy that is as simple and wholesome as their products: Make delicious, high-quality natural and organic foods that suit an active and healthy lifestyle. To do this, they source nuts only from environmentally sensitive growers. They use only the highest quality ingredients, and they inspect every product for safety at each point in the production process - from raw materials, to the jarred nut butters that reach grocery stores nationwide. They produce all of their nut butters in their Ashland facility under the watchful eye of their dedicated employees, many of whom have been part of the MaraNatha family for two decades or more. In short, they do everything they can to provide their customers with alternative foods that taste great, ensure good health and respect our environment.
Zephyr Organics believes that healthy soil makes healthy produce, and healthy produce makes nutritious foods. They have been growing certified organic vegetables for 21 years now on their third-generation family-owned farm. Over 100 acres of certified organic vegetables, fruits and herbs are grown in their fields and greenhouses. In fact, there are well over 40 different types of vegetables, consisting of anything from asparagus to zucchini. Located 100 kilometers from the city of Toronto in the Greater Toronto Area, Zephyr Organics connects you to fresh local produce grown as nature intended.