WHOLESALE APPLES & JUICE
With over 1600 acres of high-density farms across the Durham Region and GTA, Algoma grows a wide variety of apples including: Gala, Honey Crisp, Red Delicious, Ambrosia, Cortland, McIntosh, and several more. Along with over 50 growers throughout the province of Ontario, Algoma's packing and juicing facility brings in more fruit every year. We then sort the fruit through a very intelligent packing and grading system. From there, apples that make the grade are packed for their respective destinations.
When we receive orders from our loyal customers, our team diligently works to fulfill each order. For apples that don't quite meet our high grading standards, we utilize those apples in our juice facility. Our juice plant houses a state-of-the-art juice press and bottler which allows us to produce ready to sell bottles of cider, mulled cider, and other juice varieties for our customers.
SORTING & PACKING
With over 1600 acres of high-density orchard, along with over 50 Ontario growers, Algoma has a lot of apples to sort through!
Because of this, we house a fully customizable grading and sorting system. This allows us to divide and grade apples by different variables including size, quality, and pressure.
Apples that meet our grading's standards are then passed along to our packing line. Currently, Algoma four separate packing lines that allow us to run tray fruit, bag fruit, bulk bins, and presize.
We pack 1000 boxes of fruit per hour, and as we expand we will be revamping our equipment to be able to pack even more.
Algoma Orchards houses a 140,00 square foot state-of-the-art sizing, packing, storing and shipping facility.
Algoma houses 10 controlled atmosphere (CA) rooms which can store 1000 bins per room.
We also have 13 cold rooms which hold 1000 bins per room, and a packed goods room which holds up to 45,000 boxes.
In the next two years, we will also be adding to our storage facilities. This 40,000 square foot addition will allow us to store 400, 000 more bushels on top of our current 600,000-bushel capacity. That's a lot of apples!
JUICE PRESS & BOTTLING
Algoma is proud to offer our local and commercial customers fresh pressed cider! Our facility houses a mechanical juice press in-house which can produce up to 70,000L of juice per day. All of our juice is monitored and tested in our lab for consistency and quality to ensure the highest standard is maintained. After being pressed, our cider is bottled in-house and packed to go out to our customers.
We also offer commercial bottling for a number of other juices where cider is part of the mix. After all, there's nothing like a cold glass of sweet juice at the end of the day!
MEMBERSHIPS & FOOD SAFETY
Here at Algoma Orchards, Food Safety is our first priority. We have integrated programs centered around food safety and quality:
- We are currently certified in British Retail Consortium (BRC hereafter) under the Global Food Safety Initiative. The RBC is an extension of Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) and pre-requisite programs.
- We have an onsite Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) lab. Our lab is supervised by a team consisting of QA/QC technicians to ensure that our lab is always up-to-date and running efficiently.
-We also have a state-of-the-art food security program.