about toundra greenhouses

TOUNDRA GREENHOUSES

Toundra Greenhouses is located in Saint-Félicien and produce a wide variety of cucumbers. It stands out for the freshness and quality of its products, its environmental performance and the attention to sustainable development.

WHO ARE WE?

Starting from scratch in 2016, Toundra Greenhouses is now positioned as the largest cucumber producer in Quebec.

From our beginnings, our goal was to produce a tasty, superior quality cucumber, while reaching an unmatched level of environmental protection. To achieve our goal, we spent almost 6 months in Holland to fully understand Dutch technology, the most advanced in the world in the greenhouse sector.

Based on this learning, we built a state-of-the-art greenhouse complex. This allows us to be one of the greenest greenhouse companies in the industry today and provide you with fresh, crispy cucumbers all year long.

What is exactly Toundra Greenhouses?

8.5 hectares currently in production. 19 hectares at the end of 2020.
Millions of cucumbers produced each year.
Around 100 employees

WHY CHOOSE THE CUCUMBER FROM TOUNDRA GREENHOUSES?

  • Superior quality
  • Proximity to markets
  • Quebec products
  • Tasty
  • Incomparable freshness (on shelves 24 to 72 hours after picking)
  • Support the local economy
  • An ecological choice

Awards and Recognition

HD Price (Highly distinctive)
2017
Environment and sustainable development
2017
New company of the year
2017
Champion, for the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region
2017

OUR INVOLVEMENT WITH THE ENVIRONMENT

Toundra Greenhouses uses the most advanced technology in the world in greenhouse in terms of reducing its environmental footprint.

Sustainable development and minimizing environmental impacts are part of Toundra Greenhouses’ fundamental values.

This means:  

  • Collecting all rainwater and snowmelt. These waters are stored in huge basins that can contain more than 100 million liters of water. The latter is then used to meet the needs of the plants. Thanks to the recovery system, no drinking water from cities or groundwater is used for cultivation.  
  • Disposal of Styrofoam trays. The trays used are now recyclable and compostable.
  • Reclamation of hot water from the Resolute Forest Products pulp mill. The latter enables part of the greenhouses to be heated, which significantly reduces natural gas consumption.
  • Upgrading the C02 produced by the Resolute Forest Products pulp mill. Ultimately, this will reduce the carbon footprint by around 30 tonnes of CO2 daily.  
  • The use of a fertilizer water collection system eliminating fertilizer discharges into the environment. The collected water is then used in the greenhouse for plant growth.
  • Elimination of plastic ties from the greenhouse normally used to hold plants upright. This means 80 million plastic ties a year are no longer used.