Food In Canada

Don Poulin Potatoes secures funding to scale up production

By Food in Canada Staff   

Business Operations Fruit & Vegetables Don Poulin Potatoes Editor pick Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario Ontario

The Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario (FedNor) is granting Don Poulin Potatoes in Chelmsford, Ont., $750,000 to expand, adopt new technology and scale up capacity for growth, new partnerships and the creation of new jobs.

This unconditionally repayable investment allows Don Poulin Potatoes to construct a new 12,000-sf production facility and purchase specialized equipment such as a Upmatic Electronic Weigher, Upmatic Double Paper Bagger, turbo dryer, racking system and a packing line.

This project is funded through FedNor’s Regional Growth Through Innovation Fund (REGI) – Jobs and Growth Fund.

“This is an important investment in one of the key sectors of our economy in Northern Ontario. It will allow Don Poulin Potatoes to upgrade equipment and expand its operations. This is about supporting good paying jobs and building an economy in our region that works for everyone, not just the few,” said Patty Hajdu, the minister responsible for FedNor.


Growing 400 acres of potatoes, Don Poulin Potatoes is one of the largest potato growers in the region. This family-owned and operated agri-food business specializes in potato production, packing and distribution.

“FedNor’s support is helping us grow our family business so we can increase production and productivity, and expand our operations to accommodate the increased demand for our high-quality potatoes. We are one of the largest potato growers in Northern Ontario and this expansion project means we can take our business to the next level, hire more people and position the company for sustainable long-term success,” added Dan Poulin, owner, Don Poulin Potatoes.

Print this page


Stories continue below