W.P. Griffin Inc. is a family owned farming business located in Elmsdale, in the western end of beautiful Prince Edward Island. Often referred to as Spud Island, our potatoes are known world-wide for its rich red soil that produces the unique flavour to our spuds.
John Griffin, President of W.P. Griffin Inc., and General Manager is responsible for the business management, administration, customer relations and packaging operations.
Peter Griffin is the Vice-President and Operations Manager responsible the packaging warehouse, farming operations and food safety and quality control programs.
W.P. Griffin Inc. farms approximately 3000 acres with a rotation of potatoes, grains and soy beans. The company is divided into two divisions: Farming Operation and Packaging Warehouse. For more information about our operations, please visit A Farming Tradition.
Wilfred Patrick Griffin, founder of W.P. Griffin Inc., was born May 24, 1928 to Thomas and Mary Griffin in Brocton, Prince Edward Island. He graduated from St. Dunstan's in 1946 and began his career as a teacher. In 1947, at age 19, Wilfred became involved in the potato industry as a business manager for Ronald McKenna in Elmsdale. By 1958 he had become sole proprietor and subsequently, in 1969 incorporated W. P. Griffin Inc. as it is known today.
Wilfred married Mary Ellen (Marie) Gaudet on Nov. 10, 1962. Marie worked in the office from 1967 to 1997. Marie worked side-by-side with Wilfred as the business grew from 100 acres to over a thousand acres. Together they raised a family of four children, Barbara, Peter, John and Eleanor; all of whom work in the family business. Their sons, John and Peter, joined them in the family business and expanded to the modern packing facility of the present day.
Vision - Mission - Values
To be a recognized leader in producing, packaging and marketing healthy, easy-to-prepare, potato meal choices. Our farming operation will showcase sustainable farming practices, food safety and quality.
We strive to provide the highest quality products and services, at a fair and competitive price, while:
Respect: Treat other with respect at all times.
Fairness: Uphold an overriding sense of fairness in all our dealings.
Quality: Continually improve the quality of our products and services.
Productivity: Continually improve production systems and resources.
Employee Health & Training: Provide a safe work environment and promote continual learning and training.
It is our goal to make your meal-time experience easy, convenient, healthy and delicious. See our exciting full line of specialty products. We are proud to be a branding partner of Dole™ for potatoes in Canada. W.P. Griffin Inc. packages many different varieties of potatoes in various sizes in traditional paper, poly, mesh, and poly-mesh bags under brand names such as Griffin, Dole and Bud the Spud. We now also provide size-specific count packs for the food service industry.
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