We are proud of our connections to the land. This is why our farms are built on the pillars of quality and innovation, with an overarching belief in respecting sustainable practices. Farming operations continue to come full circle: we are involved in every step to ensure we deliver the best products to our customers, from planting and growing, to pollination, picking, processing and retailing
We are proud to own and operate one of the largest blueberry holdings in the the world, with over 4,000 acres (planted and in development) in the Pacific Northwest and 5,000 acres (planted and in development) in Australia. For our farms, not only are integrity and quality paramount, but our dedication to excellence and sustainable practices are evident in every step from farming and cultivating, to packaging and distribution.
Our cranberry farm is located at the foot of the Thompson and Cascade Mountains in British Columbia, and are inspired by the Golden Eagles that inhabit the land. It’s a land that’s close to our hearts, where the rich geology and moderate climate provide an unrivalled opportunity to grow superior cranberries. With over 1500 acres of cranberry bogs, we are one of the largest growers in the world-renowned Ocean Spray Cooperative, with cranberry cultivars that include Stevens, Ben Lear, Gryleski, Pilgrim and Bergman vines.
Sustainably raised fish, ocean stewardship, and our First Nations’ partnerships are the foundations of our business. It is our commitment to production sustainability and product excellence that has made us a global leader. We have developed a land-based recirculating aquaculture system that is specifically designed for the production of Coho salmon into the fresh market year-round. Our unique farmed Sablefish, which is also known as Black Cod or Gindara, is served in many fine restaurants and is of high enough quality to be served as raw sashimi.
Our berry fields are particularly special to us, and exemplify the heart and soul of our family business. To ensure our fields are well pollinated, we maintain thousands of honey bee colonies in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, to maintain a year-round supply of berries across the globe. At Golden Eagle Apiaries, we ensure we maintain a healthy balance between what we are growing and how our berries are being pollinated. Just as nature intended.
Our 800 acre Red Mountain American Viticultural Area (AVA) vineyard is located in eastern Washington state. This is the smallest, warmest wine-grape growing region in the state. A complex mixture of the most rare and highly valued soil types in Washington was created by wind-blown silt and sand over glacial outflow. The Red Mountain AVA’s Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah are highly prized for creating wines of superb concentration and depth, which consistently earn critical acclaim.
Our Alder Creek and Windy Ridge Vineyards are located in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA. Grapes planted on the south-facing slopes of this AVA benefit from strong winds arriving from the west, via the Columbia River Gorge. The region is known for rich soils, constant winds, sun-soaked days and cool nights. This bountiful terroir and sound viticultural techniques produce some of Washington State’s most sought-after grapes and elegant, exciting wines. These two vineyards total 1100 acres with about half currently planted with vines.
It’s not enough to provide high-quality milk and dairy products for our customers. We also ensure we promote stewardship for the environment and our communities, and provide a clean, comfortable and stress-free environment for our 14,000 cows – 7,000 of which are currently milking. To feed and nourish our 1400 livestock, we also grow corn, triticate and alfalfa in Central Washington and Eastern Oregon to ensure quality nourishment.