In 1960, a unique 18-parcel collection
of prime agricultural land was amalgamated into one operation for the sole purpose of high quality, high yield potato and
Spearheaded by Rocco and Gordon
Cappuccitti, their foresight pinpointed a specific geographical area in Simcoe County isolated from all other potato production
in the region. The result, over 730 hectares (1800 acres) of disease free, prime potato lands known today as Hillsdale Farms.
Because Canada’s Ministry of
Agriculture plays an open and supportive role with the nation’s growers, the onus to practice professional farming techniques
has always been placed in the hands of the growers themselves.
Consequently for over 35 years, the
careful management and responsible agricultural practices of the Cappuccitti brothers have cultivated these rich, high ground
soils into some of Ontario’s most valuable potato producing land.
As the exclusive potato producing
operation within a 25 km radius (15 mile), Hillsdale Farm is perfectly positioned in the Township of Springwater, to access
major processing and distribution markets throughout the Province. The absence of neighboring potato-growing operations in
the area gives the Farms a geographic advantage in the fight against migratory disease contamination.
Within 90 minutes south of Hillsdale
Farms is the Greater Toronto Area (110 kilometers / 70 miles), Canada’s largest population center to over 6.1 million
people. Alliston, another of Ontario’s major potato production and processing areas sits 50 kilometers southwest (31
miles) of the operation, with Barrie the fastest growing city in Canada (pop’n 100,000+) resting on the doorstep only
20 kilometers south (12 miles). The United States border (New York State), a mere 2-1/2 hours away, Hillsdale Farm’s
prime location has been paramount to its continued success for decades.
Transportation links to these processing,
distribution, manufacturing and labour markets are minutes away from the farm’s facilities. Easy access is possible
via the major Provincial 400 series highways (6 lane) and three (3) secondary 2-lane highway connector routes (#27, #11 and
Hillsdale Farms land parcels integrate
via (2) township maintained concession roads (paved) and numerous side roads (gravel).
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