The Ippolito Group of Companies

From the humble roots of a fruit and vegetable stand established over 80 years ago, to today’s family of vertically integrated companies, the Ippolito Group grows, packs, processes and transports millions of pounds of produce across North America in the pursuit of making healthy eating easy.

From the humble roots of a fruit and vegetable stand established over 80 years ago, to today’s family of vertically integrated companies, the Ippolito Group grows, packs, processes and transports millions of pounds of produce across North America in the pursuit of making healthy eating easy.

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The Ippolito Group of Companies
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Queen Victoria Produce Organic Logo
Queen Victoria Produce Original Logo
Lovin' Life
Frisco's
Ippolito Transportation

What We Do

With growing fields in California and Arizona, and growing partners in Mexico, Nevada, Florida, Texas, New Jersey, Ontario, Canada and Quebec Canada, the Ippolito Group can provide a full range of produce year around.

As members of the Arizona and California Leafy Green Marketing Agreement you can be assured that our field packed products meet the highest standards of food safety as they flow through our cutting edge cooling facilities.

Our state-of-the-art facilities in Ontario, California and Arizona wash and process hundreds of tons of leafy greens, brussels sprouts, broccoli, squash and other fresh vegetable items in a variety of packaging options every year and our sustainability practices ensure we minimize our environmental footprint.

Our extensive network in North America gives us control over our own supply chain as well as allowing us to move your freight with the same care and expertise we apply to our own.

From bagging, reclamation and grading, storage, ripening, icing, merchandizing, marketing, specialty sourcing, to virtually any produce related service; our specialty service team at the Ippolito Group can build a program to help reduce your costs and grow your bottom line.

  • Growing

    With growing fields in California and Arizona, and growing partners in Mexico, Nevada, Florida, Texas, New Jersey, Ontario, Canada and Quebec Canada, the Ippolito Group can provide a full range of produce year around.

  • Packing

    As members of the Arizona and California Leafy Green Marketing Agreement you can be assured that our field packed products meet the highest standards of food safety as they flow through our cutting edge cooling facilities.

  • Processing

    Our state-of-the-art facilities in Ontario, California and Arizona wash and process hundreds of tons of leafy greens, brussels sprouts, broccoli, squash and other fresh vegetable items in a variety of packaging options every year and our sustainability practices ensure we minimize our environmental footprint.

  • Transportation & Logistics

    Our extensive network in North America gives us control over our own supply chain as well as allowing us to move your freight with the same care and expertise we apply to our own.

  • Specialty Services

    From bagging, reclamation and grading, storage, ripening, icing, merchandizing, marketing, specialty sourcing, to virtually any produce related service; our specialty service team at the Ippolito Group can build a program to help reduce your costs and grow your bottom line.

Who We Serve

Retail

Retail

From retail ready packaging to merchandising support, food safety to the need for consistency, quality and freshness, we understand your business. With over 80 years behind us, Ippolito is an experienced partner and leader in developing custom produce programs to meet your needs. We have commodity, value-add, organic and local programs that put the freshest products on your shelves using our brand packaging or yours.

Foodservice

Foodservice

We know there is nothing more frustrating for our culinary partners than inconsistent quality. Combining our vertically integrated system, with our distributor partners the Ippolito Group prides itself on exceeding your expectations for freshness you can count on.

Wholesale

Wholesale

It is where we started – from buying on the open market to controlling our own fields, we have grown and changed with the times. From niche categories, specialty pack sizes, forward distribution, merchandising services, we recognize your world is changing too. Our commodity programs and value add products and special services are the right choice for wholesale markets to meet the evolving needs of today’s customer.

Our Companies

Ippolito Fruit & Produce
Ippolito Fruit & Produce LTD.

Canadian and family-owned, we have been in the Produce business since the 1930’s. We are known for leafy greens and Brussels Sprouts, but we sell a full offering of commodities straight from the field in addition to our value-added salads and vegetables. We serve the Eastern part of Canada and the U.S. from our state of the art facilities in Ontario Canada.

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Ippolito International
Ippolito International LP

Established in 2000, Ippolito International is a second-generation farming company offering year-round supplies of premium vegetables. Our Queen Victoria and King Coast brand vegetables are the staple of every dinner table.

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Ippolito Produce
Ippolito Produce Ltd.
(Ontario Food Terminal)

Since our first opening in 1998 we have been proudly serving customers at the Ontario Food Terminal. We have over 200 items available in a variety of formats from bulk to individually packaged on a daily basis.

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Ippolito Transportation
Ippolito Transportation Inc.

We are a Canadian, family-owned transportation company. We provide LTL, consolidated LTL, & TL transportation services to customers across North America, specializing in time-sensitive, temperature-controlled freight. We “get” food and we “get” produce because we were created two decades ago to serve our own sister produce company. Now we apply that knowledge to the benefit of all our customers.

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Our History

  • SOWING

    1930’s

    Carmelo and Filomena Ippolito open their fresh fruit and vegetable business, selling at farmers’ markets in Hamilton & Guelph Ontario.


    1946

    Incorporation of Ippolito & Fruit Produce Ltd. & the Queen Victoria brand is launched.


    1956

    Joseph, the son of Carmelo and Filomena takes over the business.

  • SPROUTING

    1996

    Joseph’s sons Joel and David take over Ippolito Fruit & Produce Ltd.


    1998

    Wholesale division at the Ontario Food Terminal 1998 Ippolito Produce Ltd. opens


    1999

    Ippolito Transportation Inc. is established.


    2000

    Ippolito International LP is established in Salinas, California


    2005

    Ippolito Fruit & Produce Ltd. moves 100,000 sq. ft. campus in Burlington.

  • GROWING

    2014

    Ippolito International LP acquires ownership interest in Advance Cooling Systems a cooling & shipping facility in Yuma AZ.


    2015

    Ippolito International LP acquire Blackie Road Holdings, a 1,200-acre Brussels Sprouts and Artichoke ranch.


    2016

    Ippolito Fruit & Produce Ltd. opens a 35,000 sq. ft. processing facility in Ontario.

    Ippolito International LP opens 40,000 sq. ft. processing facility in California.


    2018

    Joel Ippolito takes sole ownership in Ippolito Fruit & Produce Ltd. and Ippolito Transportation Inc.


    2020

    Ippolito International LP opens new processing facility in Yuma AZ.

1930’s

Carmelo and Filomena Ippolito open their fresh fruit and vegetable business, selling at farmers’ markets in Hamilton & Guelph Ontario.


1946

Incorporation of Ippolito & Fruit Produce Ltd. & the Queen Victoria brand is launched.


1956

Joseph, the son of Carmelo and Filomena takes over the business.

1996

Joseph’s sons Joel and David take over Ippolito Fruit & Produce Ltd.


1998

Wholesale division at the Ontario Food Terminal 1998 Ippolito Produce Ltd. opens


1999

Ippolito Transportation Inc. is established.


2000

Ippolito International LP is established in Salinas, California


2005

Ippolito Fruit & Produce Ltd. moves 100,000 sq. ft. campus in Burlington.

2014

Ippolito International LP acquires ownership interest in Advance Cooling Systems a cooling & shipping facility in Yuma AZ.


2015

Ippolito International LP acquire Blackie Road Holdings, a 1,200-acre Brussels Sprouts and Artichoke ranch.


2016

Ippolito Fruit & Produce Ltd. opens a 35,000 sq. ft. processing facility in Ontario.

Ippolito International LP opens 40,000 sq. ft. processing facility in California.


2018

Joel Ippolito takes sole ownership in Ippolito Fruit & Produce Ltd. and Ippolito Transportation Inc.


2020

Ippolito International LP opens new processing facility in Yuma AZ.