"}},{"@type":"Question","name":"What do Cavendish Farms make?","acceptedAnswer":{"@type":"Answer","text":"Cavendish Farms is the 4th largest processor of frozen potato products in North America. Cavendish Farms has two production facilities in Canada and acquired their 3rd facility in Jamestown in 2001."}},{"@type":"Question","name":"What kind of potatoes do Cavendish Farms use?","acceptedAnswer":{"@type":"Answer","text":"Russet Burbank is the predominant potato variety, making the potato crop ideal for long, premium-quality French fries. These are processed in our facilities in Jamestown and supplied to restaurants across North America and around the world."}},{"@type":"Question","name":"How many plants do Cavendish Farms have?","acceptedAnswer":{"@type":"Answer","text":"Cavendish Farms is a Canadian food processing company and subsidiary of the J. D. Irving group of companies. Its headquarters are in Dieppe, New Brunswick and potato processing plants in New Annan, Prince Edward Island, Lethbridge, Alberta, and Jamestown, North Dakota, and an appetizer plant in Wheatley, Ontario."}},{"@type":"Question","name":"When did Irving buy cavendish?","acceptedAnswer":{"@type":"Answer","text":"1980. Irving Group purchases C.M. Mclean potato and vegetable processing facility in PEI Canada and renames it Cavendish Farms."}},{"@type":"Question","name":"What is the most profitable farm to have?","acceptedAnswer":{"@type":"Answer","text":"Dubbed \"red gold\", saffron's high market value makes it arguably the most profitable agricultural crop. Though it requires careful cultivation, the potential profits per acre are unmatched, highlighting its viability for small farms looking to maximize their earnings."}},{"@type":"Question","name":"Where do cavendish fries come from?","acceptedAnswer":{"@type":"Answer","text":"Found in your local freezer aisle, Cavendish Farms fries have been made from spuds grown in Atlantic Canadian soil for over 40 years. Headquartered in Dieppe, New Brunswick and part of Irving Group of Companies, the first Cavendish Farms potatoes were grown on P.E.I."}},{"@type":"Question","name":"What farmers earn the most?","acceptedAnswer":{"@type":"Answer","text":"ORGANIC FARMERS EARN MORE MONEY THAN TRADITIONAL FARMERS

This is due to the high demand for organic products, which often command higher prices at market."}},{"@type":"Question","name":"What is Cavendish Nuclear annual revenue?","acceptedAnswer":{"@type":"Answer","text":"Revenue for the year was £203,587,000 (2019: £229,459,000), whilst profit before taxation was £21,758,000 (2019: £26,179,000)."}},{"@type":"Question","name":"What is fresh farms annual revenue?","acceptedAnswer":{"@type":"Answer","text":"FRESHFARM's work continues to demonstrate the sustainability of a local food economy. This past year marked a significant milestone as our farmers markets collectively generated a record-breaking $28.5 million in revenue for our network of over 260 farmers and producers."}},{"@type":"Question","name":"Who grows the best potatoes in the US?","acceptedAnswer":{"@type":"Answer","text":"Idaho is termed as the largest producer of potatoes in the USA. The state, on average, produces around 134,850 centum weight (cwt) of potatoes every year. It is known as the state vegetable and has a high consumption rate in Idaho. Idaho is known to grow two major varieties of potatoes, known as Burbanks and Russets."}},{"@type":"Question","name":"What potato does McDonald's use?","acceptedAnswer":{"@type":"Answer","text":"Do you use real potatoes for your Fries? Yep. The most common potatoes we use for McDonald's Fries include the Russet Burbank, Russet Ranger, Umatilla Russet and the Shepody—varieties known for producing a flavorful fry that's crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside."}},{"@type":"Question","name":"Who makes cavendish french fries?","acceptedAnswer":{"@type":"Answer","text":"Found in your local freezer aisle, Cavendish Farms fries have been made from spuds grown in Atlantic Canadian soil for over 40 years. Headquartered in Dieppe, New Brunswick and part of Irving Group of Companies, the first Cavendish Farms potatoes were grown on P.E.I."}},{"@type":"Question","name":"Who is the largest potato grower in Canada?","acceptedAnswer":{"@type":"Answer","text":"While Kroeker Farms is the largest grower of fresh potatoes in Canada, we are far prouder that we are the highest-quality fresh potato grower."}}]}}

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J.D. Irving, Limited

At Cavendish Farms®, we're proud of being part of a larger family, the J.D. Irving Group of Companies. Founded in 1882, J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) has operations in Canada and the United States. We are a team of over 18,000 dedicated employees. It is through our dedicated team using the best practices to make the best products that enable us to better serve our customers - at home and around the globe. For more information on any of these companies please visit www.jdirving.com.

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Our History

A glance at how we've grown

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1980

Irving Group purchases C.M. Mclean potato and vegetable processing facility in PEI Canada and renames it Cavendish Farms.

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1996

Cavendish Farms constructs a state-of-the-art 2nd processing facility in PEI.

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2001

Cavendish Farms acquires its first US processing plant in Jamestown, North Dakota.

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2005

Established partnership with Holland College and the Culinary Institute of Canada's Smartest Kitchen (CSK) to advance culinary science.

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2006

Celebrated 26 years in business by breaking the 1 Billion pound sales threshold.

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2009

Opened the Cavendish Culinary Creation Centre which with Canada's Smartest Kitchen merged culinary resources and a new $5 million pilot processing line.

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2009

Opened the largest biogas plant in North America and the only one in the French fry processing world.

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2009

Acquired the coated products division from Omstead Foods, Wheatley Ontario.

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2010

Began construction of a natural gas facility to replace bunker C oil use.

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2013

Acquired processing plant in Lethbridge, AB

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2015

Cavendish Farms celebrates 35 years producing great-tasting, high-quality products.

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2016

New plant announced for Lethbridge, AB

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2017

New 50 million pound refrigerated storage facility in New Annan, PEI.

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2019

Cavendish Farms Opens New Frozen Potato Processing Plant in Lethbridge, Alberta

Our Business

At Cavendish Farms we pride ourselves on high quality products, exceeding our customer’s needs, and strong relationships with growers in our communities. There are 3 pillars (family, farm and food) that form the foundation of our brand and who we are.

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A family food company

We’re a family food company that puts pride, dedication and a lot of know-how into everything we grow, and everything we make. Cavendish Farms is part of a family owned company that has been customer focused since 1882.

Find out more by exploring our growing regions.

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Partnering with farmers

Built by the expertise of growers over generations, we have a proud history and deep roots. Bringing the goodness of the farm to homes and restaurants is what we do best with a strong commitment to the land, to the community, and to the people around the world who love our food.

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Smart innovation

We’ve forged a strategic partnership with Holland College’s Culinary Institute of Canada to create the Cavendish Culinary Creation Center. Our team of food experts uses its know-how to transform food trends into crowd pleasing flavors and innovative new foods.

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Sustaining the environment

Cavendish Farms is committed to sustaining the environment by adopting high quality environmental standards. That’s why we’re the first potato producer to convert solid waste to bio-methane gas in a state-of-the-art bio gas facility. Our team of potato experts has also developed the Russet Prospect potato, which requires less fertilizer and soil fumigation.

Find out more by exploringour growing regions.

Our Mission and Values

From our fields to your table, we promise to deliver the best products from the best people using the best processes. You can taste this promise in every bite, and our values are a reflection of this promise:

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Customer focus

Satisfy the customer every minute, every hour, every day.

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People and teamwork

The key to our success. We work together with fairness and respect.

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Quality products & service

We meet or exceed our internal and external customers' expectations.

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Results driven

We plan and achieve goals and reward performance.

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Continuous improvement & innovation

We always raise our standards and strive to improve efficiency and reduce costs. We listen, learn, and pursue new ways to progress and develop.

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Integrity

We operate in an honest and ethical mannerat all times.

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Fast & flexible

We maintain the highest level of energy, urgency and responsiveness.

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Health, safety & environment

We operate at the highest standards to ensure the protection of employees, the public and the environment.

Our Locations

Cavendish Farms® is the 4th largest processor of frozen potatoproducts in North America. Our plants are located in North America’sprime potato growing regions. Our appetizer plant is located inSouthern Ontario’s key vegetable growing region.

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FAQs

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At Cavendish Farms

Cavendish Farms
Cavendish Farms is a Canadian food processing company and subsidiary of the J. D. Irving group of companies. Its headquarters are in Dieppe, New Brunswick and potato processing plants in New Annan, Prince Edward Island, Lethbridge, Alberta, and Jamestown, North Dakota, and an appetizer plant in Wheatley, Ontario.
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we pride ourselves on high quality products, exceeding our customer's needs, and strong relationships with growers in our communities. There are 3 pillars (family, farm and food) that form the foundation of our brand and who we are.

Who owns Cavendish Farms? ›

What do Cavendish Farms make? ›

Cavendish Farms is the 4th largest processor of frozen potato products in North America. Cavendish Farms has two production facilities in Canada and acquired their 3rd facility in Jamestown in 2001.

What kind of potatoes do Cavendish Farms use? ›

Russet Burbank is the predominant potato variety, making the potato crop ideal for long, premium-quality French fries. These are processed in our facilities in Jamestown and supplied to restaurants across North America and around the world.

How many plants do Cavendish Farms have? ›

Cavendish Farms is a Canadian food processing company and subsidiary of the J. D. Irving group of companies. Its headquarters are in Dieppe, New Brunswick and potato processing plants in New Annan, Prince Edward Island, Lethbridge, Alberta, and Jamestown, North Dakota, and an appetizer plant in Wheatley, Ontario.

When did Irving buy cavendish? ›

1980. Irving Group purchases C.M. Mclean potato and vegetable processing facility in PEI Canada and renames it Cavendish Farms.

What is the most profitable farm to have? ›

Dubbed "red gold", saffron's high market value makes it arguably the most profitable agricultural crop. Though it requires careful cultivation, the potential profits per acre are unmatched, highlighting its viability for small farms looking to maximize their earnings.

Where do cavendish fries come from? ›

Found in your local freezer aisle, Cavendish Farms fries have been made from spuds grown in Atlantic Canadian soil for over 40 years. Headquartered in Dieppe, New Brunswick and part of Irving Group of Companies, the first Cavendish Farms potatoes were grown on P.E.I.

What farmers earn the most? ›

ORGANIC FARMERS EARN MORE MONEY THAN TRADITIONAL FARMERS

This is due to the high demand for organic products, which often command higher prices at market.

What is Cavendish Nuclear annual revenue? ›

Revenue for the year was £203,587,000 (2019: £229,459,000), whilst profit before taxation was £21,758,000 (2019: £26,179,000).

What is fresh farms annual revenue? ›

FRESHFARM's work continues to demonstrate the sustainability of a local food economy. This past year marked a significant milestone as our farmers markets collectively generated a record-breaking $28.5 million in revenue for our network of over 260 farmers and producers.

Who grows the best potatoes in the US? ›

Idaho is termed as the largest producer of potatoes in the USA. The state, on average, produces around 134,850 centum weight (cwt) of potatoes every year. It is known as the state vegetable and has a high consumption rate in Idaho. Idaho is known to grow two major varieties of potatoes, known as Burbanks and Russets.

What potato does McDonald's use? ›

Do you use real potatoes for your Fries? Yep. The most common potatoes we use for McDonald's Fries include the Russet Burbank, Russet Ranger, Umatilla Russet and the Shepody—varieties known for producing a flavorful fry that's crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

Who makes cavendish french fries? ›

Found in your local freezer aisle, Cavendish Farms fries have been made from spuds grown in Atlantic Canadian soil for over 40 years. Headquartered in Dieppe, New Brunswick and part of Irving Group of Companies, the first Cavendish Farms potatoes were grown on P.E.I.

Who is the largest potato grower in Canada? ›

While Kroeker Farms is the largest grower of fresh potatoes in Canada, we are far prouder that we are the highest-quality fresh potato grower.

What does cavendish produce? ›

Cavendish Farms is North America's fourth largest producer of frozen potato products and has four state-of-the-art potato processing plants across North America, in Prince Edward Island, Jamestown, North Dakota and Lethbridge, Alberta.

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