Orleans Fresh Fruit started in a 3000 sq ft building on Industrial Avenue with Mel Hartman and a small staff specializing in retail sales and promoting top quality product and customer service.
Outgrowing these premises, we moved to our present location at 3150 Hawthorne Road leasing a 8000 sq ft warehouse. Business continued to outgrow the space, and in 1996 we expanded to 12,000 sq. ft. By 1998 we were secondary suppliers to the major grocery chains in Ottawa and the word of our quality had spread to the institutional market. With the addition of John McLean in September 1998, our Institutional program was born.
In 1999, we again had to expand to 18,000 sq ft and in 2002, we bought the property and added another 7000 sq ft. for a total 25,000 sq ft. Continued growth in business required another 5000 sq. ft. on site and an additional satellite warehouse of 10,000 sq. ft in 2007.
Now with a staff of over 50 employees and 40,000 sq ft in our expanded facility, we proudly provide the greatest quality and selection of fruits, vegetables and proteins available in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. We import top quality product from all over the world, thus allowing us to maintain our motto of “Quality & Service”.