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Email from The Daily Bread Food Bank
A special thank you video for you
Dominion Farm Produce is a vital supporter of Daily Bread Food Bank and we want to say thank you in a way we hope you find meaningful.
Here's a link to a video that demonstrates how you have brought hope to thousands of people.
CBC News Posted: Nov 22, 2017
'A natural thing to do.' Farmers ramp up donations of un-sellable, but edible, produce
Dominion Farms in Bradford, Ont., one of increasing number of farms diverting fruits and veggies to food banks.
Daily Bread Food Bank
Food Industry Donor of the Year
"Supporting Daily Bread Food Bank since 2007, Dominion Farms Produce understand the importance of providing nutritious food and each week Daily Bread is able to depend on them through their regular donations of healthy and fresh produce. To date, they have donated over 1.5 million pounds worth of food donations! We are so excited to announce, Dominion Farm Produce for winning the 2015 Food Industry Donor Award!"
"We at Dominion Farms are extremely honoured and humbled to have been chosen Food Industry Donor of the Year," said Tony Tomizza, General Manager. "For almost ten years, we have been blessed to be able to donate fresh, locally grown carrots and onions weekly. Dominion Farms will continue to support the wonderful folks at the food bank who work so hard to help 90,000 hungry every year."
Dominion Farms opened its current location in 1965 in Bradford. Dissette Street was opened up specifically to house the new processing, packing, storage and shipping facility.
Dominion needed a central depot where many smaller growers could bring their vegetables to be packed and distributed. Nino Tomizza wanted the use of fresh, cold, safe town water to wash the marsh crops and needed to be in town so that CN Railway could deliver railcars of carrots and potatoes right to its location.
In 1973 Nino and Louis Devald signed a joint-venture agreement where Gro-Pak Farms would take care of growing, storage and harvesting 185 acres of crops and Dominion would process, grade, pack and market the crops.
Dominion has and continues to expand and update its storage, cooling and packing facility throughout the years always keeping quality and service at the forefront.
Dominion Farm Produce independently owns and operates several farms primarily located in the Holland Marsh in southern Ontario. We also have long-standing, joint-venture agreements to provide us with even more acrage to farm and grow the highest quality produce in the world.
Food safety is extremely important at Dominion Farm Produce to ensure the fresh vegetables you buy from us are of the best quality. We are long-standing members and are audited by the Canadian Horticultural Council for our HACCP based food safety system. .
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