Agri-Fusion (frozen products)
Agri-Fusion got its start when four farmers, Gilles Audette, Daniel Gauthier, Mario Gauthier (now retired) and Claude Carrière, decided to get together to maximize their crop output and lower their costs. At first, they practised conventional farming, but in 2003 they decided to progressively abandon the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides. The transition to a fully organic production took about ten years, and in 2013, their entire production became organic.
The Agri-Fusion team is now able to sustain the large-scale organic production it has always dreamt of. Huge automated tractors that sow, weed, harvest, and automatically plough 2500 organic hectares of land spread in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges regional municipality. Agri-Fusion hasn’t only become one of Quebec’s largest organic producers, but the company is also working on—and succeeding at—convincing large international food brands to go organic.
The company also grows corn, peas, and beans for the frozen food market, which are then packaged and distributed by the multinational Bonduelle.