Saint-Paul d'Abbotsford, Quebec, Canada
The Bouchard family, which descends from a long line of farmers, has been managing a lot of land in Saint-Paul-d’Abbotsford for three generations—more than 60 years. They specialize in strawberry and apple production, but diversified their operations 5 years ago to include tart cherry production. That’s when they created the company Unifruits in the summer of 2005 as part of a succession project and with the goal of making Croque Cerise products directly on their farm in Saint-Paul-d’Abbotsford.
Much loved for their delicious tangy flavour and many health virtues, tart cherries never fail to impress.
MEET NANCY & MATHIEU
Mathieu, with his innovative thinking, had the idea of growing tart cherry on the family land. From the first harvest, they quickly realized that this little tart fruit is mainly intended for processing. So, they joined forces to create Unifruits.
Mathieu, a trained electromechanic, is constantly looking for ways to improve their production methods.
Since then, new projects keep coming. They are continually looking for new ideas to satisfy their customers in terms of taste and health benefits. In 2019, they launched two new flavours of spreads without added sugar and free of preservatives: Croque bleuet and Croque framboise.