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 15,000 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.

Our History

A glance at how we've grown

1980

1980

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

1996

1996

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

2001

2001

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

2005

2005

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

2006

2006

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

2009

2009

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

2009

2009

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

2009

2009

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

2010

2010

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

2013

2013

Acquired processing plant in Lethbridge, AB

2015

2015

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

2016

2016

New plant announced for Lethbridge, AB

2017

2017

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

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.

Our Business

A family food company

We’re a family food company that puts pride, dedication and a whole 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.

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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.

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.

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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:

Customer focus

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

People and teamwork

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

Quality products & service

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

Results driven

We plan and achieve goals and reward performance.

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.

Integrity

We operate in an honest and ethical manner at all times.

Fast & flexible

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

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 potato products in North America. Our plants are located in North America’s prime potato growing regions. Our appetizer plant is located in Southern Ontario’s key vegetable growing region.

Our Locations