Westmoreland (TopLine Farms)  

Leamington,  ON 
  • Booth: 1015

Topline Farms applies state-of-the-art, greenhouse technology to deliver sustainable, 365-days, year-round produce. This 100% family owned and operated company made up of five, hard-working families joined together over 20 years ago to grow and ship our specialty produce and organic line. We've been delivering safe and delicious produce stamped with pride ever since. Lit Culture with LED lighting allows us growing seasons all year long. To ensure ripe, delicious freshness we employ high wire production, robotic packing, and more importantly, 700 local employees, who are like an extended family. Now in Canada, USA, and Mexico, when you work with Topline, you’re not just getting palette pleasing produce. You’re getting exceptional customer service from a team of professionals... guaranteed! #greenhousegrownallyearround


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 Press Releases

  • Aug 9 2021

    Westmoreland and Apeel are proud to announce they have joined forces to eliminate single use plastics from Long English Cucumber packaging. This is Apeel’s first Canadian supplier relationship, bringing the two companies together to focus on environmental impact, while maintaining product shelf life and freshness consumers come to expect.

    In the first year of our partnership, Westmoreland expects to avoid 185,000 pounds of plastic use - which is the equivalent of 200 million plastic straws, or enough shrink wrap to cover 485 football fields.

    “We’re excited to work with Westmoreland on their admirable journey to eliminate single-use plastic from their Long English Cucumbers,” said Erich Klawuhn, VP of Product at Apeel. “Inspired by nature, Apeel’s plant-based protection maintains quality and freshness - no plastic needed.”

    Westmoreland’s greenhouse-grown Long English Cucumber currently uses a plastic film to maintain the shelf life of each cucumber but uses an estimated 90 tons of plastic to do so each year. Apeel has created a solution to that issue, using their “Food Gone Good” mantra to deliver high-quality fruit and vegetables while helping avoid the need for single-use plastics.

    Westmoreland’s cucumbers will be protected by a little extra ‘peel’. Apeel’s plant-based protection creates an edible barrier that can’t be seen, felt, or tasted. This unique coating maintains shelf life by keeping moisture in and keeping oxygen out; two factors that lead to spoiled vegetables.

    “We’re thrilled to team up with Apeel,” said Westmoreland’s VP of Sales and Marketing, Dino Di Laudo. “We want to do better for our earth, our retailers and all the families we help feed every day. This partnership with Apeel allows us to check all three of those boxes. In the first year alone, Westmoreland is aiming to prevent the equivalent of eight million water bottles worth of single use plastic from entering North American landfills.”

  • July 8, 2021

    Westmoreland/Topline Farms has announced a 25-acre expansion at their Flavor Fresh Farms greenhouse, located in Leamington, Ont.

    Flavor Fresh Farms began production in June of this year, using their 25-acre facility built in phase 1 to help Westmoreland/Topline meet the growing demand for greenhouse-grown produce.

    The combination of their state-of-the-art packing system and two successful growing seasons have allowed Westmoreland/Topline and Flavor Fresh to confidently transition into the second phase of their expansion plan out of a total of four phases.

    The new build will give the companies 50 acres to work with, with plenty of room for future growth.

    Westmoreland/Topline Farms focuses on providing locally-grown produce to retailers throughout the winter months. The new greenhouse will include supplemental lighting, using high-pressure sodium (HPS) lamps for production 365 days of the year.

    For the first year, Flavor Fresh will produce Long English Cucumbers, with plans to add several varieties of tomatoes in the future.


  • Topline Farms - Apeel Plastic-Free Cucumbers
    NEW Topline Farms - Apeel Plastic-Free Long English Cucumbers.

  • Goodbye plastic, hello freshness!  English Cucumbers protected by Apeel stay fresh by delaying the onset of rot and maintaining a cucumber's firmness and color.  Apeel uses materials that exist in the peels, seeds and pulp of all fruits and vegetables to create a protective extra peel that seals moisture in and keeps oxygen out.

    Simply put, Apeel's protection eliminates the need for single-use plastic packaging.

    For retailers this means:

    - Maintaining the quality of their products without the use of single-use plastic

    - Differentiating and driving loyalty among value-minded shoppers

    For consumers:

    - Enjoying premium freshness and quality they expect from Topline English Cucumbers

    - Another chance to reduce their use of single-use plastics 

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