Meet North America’s fastest growing farming business

The Canam Fresh Story

1920’s – 1980’s

The Underhill family puts its roots down.  Great Grandpa Elgin Underhill starts tobacco farming in southwestern Ontario’s rich, fertile soil. Grandpa Randy Elgin and family follow in his footsteps, adding acreage and venturing into farming, purchasing land and fertilizer products.


Underhill Brothers formed in Aylmer and Port Burwell, Ontario. Representing the third and fourth generation of Underhill family farmers, this new venture starts with a single harvest, peppers, and soon flourishes.


Jammie Underhill and family form CAN-AM Pepper. They start with peppers and quickly expand into Georgia, the Carolinas, and Florida. Demand inspires CAN-AM Fresh Transportation, offering fully integrated delivery solutions to customers across North America by rail, road, and sea.  


CAN-AM Pepper makes strategic hires to bolster its leadership team and help expand its offerings into three major key business areas: retail grocery, food processing, and fresh market.


From a new US head office in Nogales, CAN-AM Pepper invests in farms and facilities in the Sonora, Sinaloa, and Coahuila regions, in Mexican cities like Hermosillo, Culiacan, Magdalena, Caborca, and Piedras Negras. The company starts farming broccoli, cauliflower, pickling cucumbers, hard and summer squash, jalapenos, and more.


CAN-AM Pepper teams up with the founders of imPASTA! to create a first of its kind upcycled Spaghetti Noodle Squash from its fields, called the already spaghetti, imPASTA!. This product establishes a new level of sustainability and innovation, solidifies our near-zero waste approach—and tastes great. 


Canam Fresh is born. Our new brand marks our evolution into a true North American year-round farming company. Canam Fresh invests in additional farms and facilities in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. This expansion enables year-round farming production of diverse produce items, providing clients with supply chain certainty. 


Canam Fresh continues its expansion and creates solutions with integrated logistics utilizing ocean freight, rail, and trucking throughout Canada, the US, and Mexico, while expanding its produce portfolio to include another 20+ produce items. 

Our Values

We respect and honor the shared values of the communities we serve. Those shared values inspire Canam Fresh teams to deliver a consistent, wholesome experience to every customer.


Above all else, we strive never let to our customers or consumers down, always staying true to our word and delivering on our promises without exception.


We constantly research and develop new products and services to delight consumers and support our many customers in the agri-business.


Canam Fresh is a place that puts teamwork first. Everyone rolls up their sleeves and pitches in to get the job done. Nobody goes it alone and nobody gets left behind.


People from many countries and cultures work for and with Canam Fresh – we celebrate this diversity because it makes us stronger and creates a more enjoyable work experience.


We always demonstrate respect for each other and our customers and vendors—treating people the way we expect to be treated ourselves: with courtesy, kindness, and care.

Sustainability matters

We believe in sustainable farming at Canam Fresh and have developed and adopted innovative best practices to reduce our waste, water, energy use, and more.

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Find Us

Welcome to Canam Fresh, one of North America’s fastest growing agri-businesses and the home of wholesome goodness. From our farms, offices, and logistics facilities in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, Canam Fresh grows, cuts, cleans, packs, prepares, and delivers over 30+ produce items for retailers, food manufacturers, and food companies. Our global partnerships in India, Italy, Greece, Peru, Portugal, and Spain further expand our capabilities and offerings at scale.

Do you share our values?

Canam Fresh brings wholesome goodness to millions of homes every day. From drivers for our transportation fleet to field harvesters, and graders for processing and packing, we want to hear from you.

Serving communities across North America, Canam Fresh operates farms, greenhouses, climate-controlled warehouses, processing and packing facilities, and so much more.

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