Griffin crew planting potatoes
Thursday May 25, 2017
H.F. Stewart & Sons video tape Griffin's planting potatoes in May 2017. Cool aerial shots with a drone plant.
John Griffin named one of Atlantic Canada's Top 50 CEO's
Sunday May 7, 2017
John Griffin was honoured to named one of Atlantic Canada's Top 50 CEO's by Atlantic Business Magazine at the gala dinner in St. John's NL. "I'm proud to accept his award on behalf of my brother and business partner Peter, my family and our great staff". This was the 5th year in a row that John Griffin was named one of Atlantic Canada's Top 50 CEO's. The Griffin organisation has been leading the industry with the development and commercialisation of new potato products. Products range from Compliments Mini potatoes, Sensation Annabelle Potatoes, BBQ Ready and Microwave Ready potato products. To support this growth Griffin's have invested heavily at their over the past few years. Investments include the expansion of their potato processing plant, storage facilities and with the purchase new land.
Cheque Presentation to the Canadian Potato Museum
Tuesday April 4, 2017
The Canadian Potato Museum received a cheque for $30,000 at the Sobeys tradeshow in Halifax this past Monday from Sobeys and W.P. Griffin Inc. Over the past 5 years, the two companies share to make a 25 cent donation to the potato museum for every bag of Canadian Heritage brand russet potatoes W.P. Griffin sells through Sobeys stores in Atlantic Canada during February - Potato Month. This latest contribution brings the total to $174,500 raised for the Canadian Potato Museum located in O'leary, PEI. From Left to Right: John Griffin (WPGriffin), Peter Griffin (W.P Griffin), Stanley MacDonald (Museum), John Boudreau (Sobeys), Peter Bulger (Museum)
PEI Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Minister's Dedication to Agriculture Award
Friday January 27, 2017
The PEI Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Minister's Dedication to Agriculture Award for 2016 is presented to Mr. Blair Gallant. Mr. Gallant has been nominated by his current employer W.P. Griffin Inc. of Elmsdale. In our industry, we have difficulty in retaining skilled employees with the ability to manage our farm as we would. To have an individual as skilled, dedicated and loyal as Blair is an asset to our farm and industry. During his 40 consecutive years of employment, he has established an effective ability to place himself in everyone's shoes which in turn has created very loyal employees. He is accommodating wherever possible with his staff. He excels at delegating tasks to the employees best equipped to handle them. He is always flexible and confident as the employees look to him for guidance, inspiration and direction. He always accepts responsibility for his choices which earns respect from both staff and management. Blair is a very appreciated and valuable asset to our farm, team and our day to day operation. To say, Blair is outstanding in his field is an understatement. It is with great pleasure to present Mr. Blair Gallant with PEI Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Minister's Dedication to Agriculture Award, which is presented by the Honorable Allan McIsaac.
PEI Agriculture Employer of the Year
Friday January 27, 2017
The 2016 PEI Agriculture Employer of the year is being awarded to W.P Griffin Inc. of Elmsdale. W.P. Griffin Inc. has been nominated by Samantha Ellsworth completing the nomination on behalf of the staff. W.P Griffin Inc. is a family farm managed by John Griffin and Peter Griffin and was incorporated in 1969. Griffin's values are respect, fairness, quality, productivity and employee health and training as quoted on their website, but these values are more than just words, they are what W.P Griffin Inc. really stands for and puts into practice every day with employees at their farm. As staff, we are included in many of their production decisions. We are provided with training, health and wellness, safety, employee handbook and other benefits. We really and truly believe that Griffins have provided us with a stable, productive and beneficial workplace. Many of us have been employed with Griffins for over 20 years. We truly enjoy working for such an amazing employer! We feel not only to be part of their team, but also their family. It is with great pleasure to present W.P. Griffin Inc. with the PEI Agriculture Employer of the Year Award which is sponsored by T&K Fire and Safety. The award is being presented by Darry Wallace, Chair of the PEI Agriculture Sector Council.
Farm Day in the City
Sunday October 2, 2016
Close to 15,000 people crowded into downtown Charlottetown for Farm Day in the City on Sunday. The festival was marking its ninth year. Queen Street was closed from Grafton to King, and the festival also stretched up Victoria Row and around Confederation Centre. It featured live music, cooking demonstrations, face painting and, of course, dozens of farmers selling their produce. The P.E.I. Potato Board was the title sponsor for this year's event. It sold french fries for $2.00, with all the proceeds going to Family Violence and Prevention Services and P.E.I. 4-H. John Griffin and Garth Smallman from W.P. Griffin's baked and served approximately 700 baked potatoes.