W.P. Griffin Inc. has been a family owned farming business since 1947. Located in Elmsdale, in the western end of beautiful Prince Edward Island where we are known world-wide for our rich red soil that produces a unique flavour to our spuds. Sitting on 5,660 square kilometres, our farm showcases new table varieties of potato, sustainable farming practices, food safety, and quality.
Our packaging warehouse is another main point of pride for the Griffin family. Our contemporary washing, grading, and packaging machinery and facilities have resulted in a quality product and has made us national leaders in marketing healthy, easy-to-prepare, fresh potato meal choices.
To be a recognized leader in producing, packaging and marketing healthy, easy-to-prepare, potato meal choices.
John is our President and General Manager. He is responsible for the business management, administration, customer relations and packaging operations. John obtained his Bachelor of Commerce from St. Mary's University.
Colton is one of our Management Trainees. Colton is responsible for sales, crop management and procurement. Colton is Certified Canadian Total Excellence in Agriculture Management (CTEAM).
Ashton is one of our Management Trainees. Ashton is responsible for agronomy, crop management, procurement and sales. Ashton is a Certified Crop Advisor (CCA).
Troy is our Farm Manager. Troy is responsible for all aspects of the farm division from planting, harvesting and farm sales. Troy is Certified Blue Seal Farm Technician.
Hayden is one of our Management Trainees. Hayden is responsible for crop protection, health and storage management. Hayden is Certified Blue Seal Farm Technician.
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. Peter eventually became the Vice President and Operations Manager, a position he held until his retirement in 2017.
We strive to provide the highest quality products at a fair and competitive price, while engaging our well trained staff to be the best they can be in the growing, harvesting, storage, packaging and marketing of our products.