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Blue Mountain Fruit Company

Company Overview:

In 1961 the Binkley family started a small apple packing company that grew to be a Canadian leader in apple packaging and sales based out of the Town of The Blue Mountains, Ontario.

In 2001, Irma and Marius Botden, owners of Botden Orchards Ltd. implemented innovative technologies and management practices to increase apple quality and sustainability in Ontario. Such innovations included high-density orchard plantings, precision GPS planting, drip irrigation, eco sprayers and advanced pre-sorting and grading systems.

Prior to their departure from the Netherlands, Irma and Marius negotiated the rights to become the exclusive growers of the Red Prince apple in Canada and imported rootstock from their nursery in the Netherlands. In 2001, they became Botden Orchards, and have since been dedicated to the continual discovery and implementation of innovative agricultural technologies and best apple production and management practices. Along with the Red Prince apple, the Botden family grows varieties such as Honeycrisp and Ambrosia.

In August 2013, Botden Orchards became a fully integrated operation as a grower/ packer/shipper with the acquisition of Binkley Apples Ltd. Binkley Apples is dedicated to sustainable growing practices and increasing the volume of local apples for Canadian consumption.

As of August 1, 2017 Binkley Apples has been renamed Blue Mountain Fruit Company.

The rebranding is part of the evolution of the Botden family’s business plan. Making major investments in orchard expansion, packing plant upgrades, purchase of Blue Water storage facility, and growth of the Red Prince variety. While the job is far from done, we feel a need to better reflect the current direction of the company with leadership from the Botden family.

The new name and logo reflect the company’s location as well as the caring hands, which are integral to the entire process, from growing the apples to getting them into customer’s hands.

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Industry Packaged Goods 
Location Collingwood, ON, Canada 
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