Member Directory

Current members of the Calgary PMA include growers, packers, retailers, wholesalers, and distributors in the Produce Industry.

AGRI-FRESH

Trained in consistent product hauling and safe handling practices, Agri-Fresh are produce specialists operating in a core geographic corridor, ensuring an on time, on temp and on tech delivery of your perishables.

We are asset based, with company hired drivers that have been screened, selected and provided with specialized training to deliver fresh and healthy 52 weeks a year.

ASSOCIATED GROCERS

Founded in 1927, Associated Grocers (AG) provides grocery, frozen, dairy, bakery, meat and produce products to independent grocers from British Columbia to Saskatchewan through its distribution centers in Surrey, BC and Calgary, AB.  With a great mix of products it’s the total commitment to on-time, exceptional, and innovative service that customer first identify with AG.  Through AG, more than 650 independent retailers gain access to the cost-effective marketing, advertising, point of sale technology and merchandising support services they need to survive in their ongoing battle to maintain their niche market positions.

BASSANO GROWERS

Bassano Growers provides fresh, wholesome prepared fruits and vegetables for our customer’s convenience and value.  We will achieve customer confidence through leadership in quality, safety, service and a dedicated workforce.

BC FRESH

BCfresh is the premier provider of locally-grown vegetables found on plates across Western Canada and the United States. As a 100% grower-owned and operated company, our focus is delivering fresh produce to you.  From 60+ family farms throughout the Fraser Valley, select BC regions and premier growing areas across North America, BCfresh is a year-round supplier of the very best fresh veggies.

BC TREE FRUITS

British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley boasts rich, fertile soil, endless days of summer sun and 135 kilometers of pristine lake fed by pure mountain streams. It almost doesn’t seem fair that one place should have so much. But thank goodness. Because this magical combination of conditions is positively perfect for growing tree fruits. Not just any tree fruits. But some of the most delicious in the world. From the newest varieties to old favourites, a BC Tree Fruits sticker means flavourful food grown close to home using natural and sustainable methods. Honestly, this is about as fresh as it gets.

BISON TRANSPORT

Bison Transport is a multiple-award-winning Canadian transport company. We employ the latest technologies and operate one of the largest and most modern fleets in the industry. With offices and facilities throughout Canada, our dedicated staff and safe, professional Drivers provide a wide range of transportation, warehousing, and logistics services throughout North America. Bison Transport is a high-service, dependable and value-creating supply-chain partner.

CALGARY CO-OP

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DUDA FARM FRESH FOODS

Duda Farm Fresh Foods has been growing fresh products since 1909, when the founder, Andrew Duda, moved to the United States in search of the American dream.  Andrew’s vision was to provide people with farm fresh products at an affordable price, that tasted as if they were grown in their very own garden.  Today our vision to provide freshness, flavor and quality products at an affordable price is still our primary goal.  In addition our mission is to grown healthy food products.

EARTHBOUND FARM

Earthbound Farm has been a pioneer since 1984, when they started a journey in a 2½-acre garden that has extended from their community to yours: local and national and international, rural and urban, kitchen tables and dining halls, supermarkets and corner stores.  They continue to blaze new trails in organic food and farming. We challenge conventional business practices and innovate across grocery aisles to inspire and nourish the people who buy our food.

FEDERATED COOP

Co-op is a different kind of business. Now we’re telling our story in a whole new way at fcl.crs, the new online home of Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL). FCL is the wholesale co-operative that helps Co-op locations serve communities throughout Western Canada. At fcl.crs, you can learn more about FCL’s history, wholesale and manufacturing activities and community involvement. Coopconnection.ca will remain your source of information for Co-op products, contests and promotions.

FLS TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

FLS Transportation Services is one of North America’s fastest growing transportation logistics providers in the marketplace today. We are dedicated to servicing all four major modes of transportation.  Founded in 1987, FLS now has facilities all across North America strategically located to serve our current and future customers. FLS provides reliable transportation solutions for small, medium and large companies spanning a multitude of industries. FLS’s ability to remain focused on the customer’s needs and provide flexible, scalable, proactive andreactive solutions allow us to serve your unique requirements.

FRESH DIRECT PRODUCE

When we first sowed the seed for what was to become Fresh Direct Produce, our intention was to introduce an unparalleled service providing cost-effective selection of the best produce the world has to offer. We wanted to provide the fruits and vegetables that will go on the table in homes and restaurants, to nourish the body and soul. Our vision is to be a healthy difference in people’s lives through food that is the basis for celebration and bonding, and a connection to each other’s communities and heritage. Over the last 15 years we have tended to this vision, and it is our commitment to the future.

EVERGREEN HERBS

Evergreen Herbs is a family run farm in the heart of Surrey B.C. It started as a traditional farm growing onions, carrots and lettuce. In 1996 the two Brar brothers, Ron and TJ, set out to diversify the farm in order to keep the business afloat. Their fresh ideas and innovative approach to the business saw Evergreen Herbs transformed into a leader of outstanding quality herbs and vegetables in the market today. In order to satisfy the ever growing demand for organically grown produce Roots Organic was created as the organically grown section of our farm.

FRESH PRO SALES & MARKETING LTD.

Fresh Pro is a Sales & Marketing Company. Our main focus has been on the “Fresh” category at both the Food Service Distributor and Operator levels.  Our goal is to provide outstanding service and representation across Canada and Western US. With your unique objectives in mind we will help you grow your business by expanding your distribution base and by maximizing “Product Draw” at the operator level.

FRIESEN PLASTICS INC.

Friesen Plastics Inc. has over 30 years of food packaging experience. Supplying some of the largest grocery chains and manufacturers has given us the knowledge to provide you with the highest quality and yet best value product to meet your flexible packaging needs. Supplying manufacturers with form and fill rolls to supplying bakeries with bread bags Friesen Plastics has proven itself as a leader in the flexible food packaging market.

GORDON FOOD SERVICE

For over 115 years, Gordon Food Service has delivered the excellence, expertise, and quality products our customers need to design successful food operations and experiences. We’ve grown to become the largest family operated distributor in North America by upholding the same business approach since 1897—being passionately committed to the people we serve. We believe in the power of good food—to bring people together and make moments special. Every product, every order and every decision we make is inspired by the people on the other side of the plate.

GOUW QUALITY ONIONS

Gouw Quality Onions assures the provision of quality onions, at competitive prices to their consumers. Emphasis is given to handling and packaging of the product in order that products maintain a good shelf-life and are of a high quality for you the consumer.

H&W PRODUCE

H&W Produce is locally owned and operated. We offer a fresh and affordable source of quality produce. Customers appreciate both the variety of fruits, and vegetables and the value that they get when shopping with H&W Produce. H&W Produce has five locations in Edmonton, each driven by the local communities they serve. The five produce stores are unique and you’ll find a large selection of all the staples at every store. At H&W Produce Millwoods you will find more exotic produce,  at H&W Produce Capilano you’ll find a chopping and demonstration station and more small package options perfect for the local community. H&W buys as much produce as possible from local farms, growers and producers. We also shop around the world to offer a huge selection of fruits, vegetables and exotic produce. If there is something in particular you are looking for, just ask and we’ll do our best to get the product you are looking for.

H.H. SMITH LTD.

H.H. Smith Ltd. is a full service Canadian Customs Broker.  Founded by Havelock and Venice Smith, we have been serving the importing industry across Canada since 1941.  Havelock promoted “Border Clearance for Faster Delivery,” this concept still holds true. Today electronic commerce is used to provide, high quality, service across Canada in a quick and efficient manner. Our service is tailored to your individual business. H. H. Smith Ltd. has the resources, experience, and quality service you are looking for.

KINETIC SALES AND MARKETING LTD.

403-201-0043

KROWN PRODUCE

For over 20 years, Krown has been a pioneer and leader in service; providing retail, wholesale and distributors in Western Canada with high quality produce from around the world. With branch offices and warehouses strategically located in all Western Canadian provinces, full logistics infrastructure and advanced IT systems, we are able to maintain a high level of service to our customers, big and small.

THE LID COMPANY

Details coming soon.

LUCAS REFRIGERATED TRANSPORT INC.

Specializing in commodities requiring temperature control and niche market service, Lucas Refrigerated is a small hands-on operation representing a personalized service concept.

PEAK OF THE MARKET

Peak of the Market is a grower-owned “not for profit” vegetable supplier and operates in Calgary.  Peak of the Market has grown quality produce in Canada for 73 years and supplies over 120 different varieties of Canadian grown vegetables.  They are year round suppliers of various vegetables as their growers have one of the most technologically advanced storage programs anywhere in North America.

MARKON COOPERATIVE

Markon Cooperative, Inc. consists of seven independent, broadline foodservice companies in the U.S. and Canada. Although we are called Markon for short, we take the cooperative part of our name very seriously – for it is our spirit of cooperation that has made this group successful for more than 25 years.  Markon is all about creating solutions for you. Whether you are a single restaurant, a multi-unit business, or anything in between, we work to make your life easier and your business more profitable.

NEEDHAM TRUCKING

Don Needham Trucking has had its own authority since 1994 hauling fresh produce and general freight local and long distance.  Currently we have 13 trucks with an elite team of professional drivers that play an essential role in handling freight.  Our trucks have the latest technology to handle any type of refrigerated or dry cargo.  We are dedicated to superior service in western Canada and the U.S.A and that each experience you have with our company is a positive one.  Needham Trucking has an outstanding reputation on delivering products for the customer on time.

NUTRIEN

At Nutrien, our purpose is to grow our world from the ground up. As the world’s largest provider of crop inputs, services and solutions, Nutrien plays a critical role in feeding the future by helping growers to increase food production in a sustainable manner. We’re moving the agriculture industry and the world forward – today and for generations to come.

OLAF PACKAGING GROUP

Olaf Packaging Group is an intentionally small, second generation, family business.  We carefully select our partners and customers to complement our core.  Those we work with help build and benefit from our core.  Our Core Values:

1. Our relationships are built on trust, humility and accountability.
2. We will do what is right even when it is difficult.
3. We will always be responsive.
THE OPPENHEIMER GROUP

The Oppenheimer Group is a leading North American fresh produce distribution and marketing company with international breadth. Known in the industry as Oppy, the company sources over 100 varieties of fruits and vegetables from more than 20 countries and delivers them to retailers, wholesalers and foodservice operators across the U.S. and Canada, as well as export markets. Growers around the world enable the full-service marketer to supply such preferred items as apples, pears, kiwifruit, grapes, pineapple, citrus, mangoes, berries, stone fruit, avocados, greenhouse-grown vegetables―and more―all year long via its integrated supply chain. Oppy delivers on its expect the world from us brand promise by blending sophisticated logistics and technology with sales and marketing expertise, underpinned by dynamic teamwork with valued partners throughout the transaction.

PARADISE HILL FARM

Paradise Hill Farm, located near Nanton, has been growing and marketing farm fresh vine-ripened tomatoes and living basil directly to Calgary Co-op stores since 2000.  Tony and Karen Legault own and operate the farm and their four children continue to be actively involved as well.

PEAR BUREAU NORTHWEST

Pear Bureau Northwest is the nonprofit marketing organization that represents the 1,600 Pacific Northwest US pear growers who produce 84% of the US pear crop. The Pear Bureau custom-tailors marketing and merchandising programs for USA Pears at retail, and also conducts advertising and events, including its prestigious nationwide Canadian culinary student recipe contest.

POTATO GROWERS OF ALBERTA

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R. R. PLETT TRUCKING

Founded in 1978 with the goal of providing honest and reliable service, R.R. Plett Trucking is an industry leader in temperature controlled transportation. Whether your shipment needs to stay warm, cold, or frozen, our team and technology ensure your goods are delivered safely, timely and held at the correct temperature throughout transport. The key to moving fresh freight is understanding that perishable goods need an extra level of care that we have provided for years.

SLICED FC

Details coming soon.

STAR PRODUCE

Star Produce began as a tomato repacker 25 years ago and has grown to be Western Canada’s preeminent distributor of the freshest fruits and vegetables. Our team of produce specialists have made Star Produce a leader in grower direct programs with more than 100 offshore programs. Over 200,000 square feet of refrigerated distribution space is strategically located in Winnipeg MB, Saskatoon SK, Calgary AB and Vancouver BC. All facilities are SQF certified and allow for daily distribution across Canada, with reach into the Pacific Northwest.

SUNKIST

Sunkist® is the most widely recognized name in the citrus category, a brand consumers trust to deliver fresh, delicious, and premium fruit. Sunkist quality stems from generations of growing experience, hand-picking each piece of fruit with care.

SYSCO

Sysco has sales and service relationships with more than 400,000 customers and remains committed to helping them succeed in the food service industry and satisfy consumers’ appetites.  Operating from 161 locations throughout the contiguous United States and portions of Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada, today Sysco’s product lines are as diverse as the 46,300 employees who support its daily operations. They include not only the ingredients needed to prepare meals, but also numerous ancillary preparation and serving items.

THOMAS FRESH INC.

Thomas Fresh is Western Canada’s premium fresh packer, supplying only high-quality Asian, organic and conventional produce from established farms. You can rely on Thomas Fresh for the best nature has to offer.

WINDSET FARMS

Windset Farms® has been delivering fresh, beautiful produce to consumers for over a decade, using state-of-art technology, responsible growing practices and a gentle hand. Each year, we pack and ship countless pounds of premium quality tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and specialty produce throughout North America and across the globe. Chances are good that if you eat your veggies, we’ve crossed your plate at least once.

WONDERFUL BRANDS

Wonderful Brands is the Sales & Merchandising organization for Roll Global, a privately-held $4 billion corporation whose consumer brands include FIJI water, POM Wonderful, Teleflora, Paramount Citrus, Justin Vineyards & Winery and Paramount Farms. The Wonderful Brands team is devoted to delivering to the customer and the consumer our high quality branded products which include Wonderful Pistachios, Wonderful Almonds, Wonderful Halos and POM’s Wonderful variety of pomegranates, arils and juice.

YETI REFRIGERATED TRANSPORT

Info coming soon.

ZESPRI

Zespri is one of the world’s leading horticultural companies and the recognised category leader in kiwifruit.
We deliver consistently high-quality, great-tasting, premium kiwifruit around the world.