There are several reasons why we choose to produce our meals in Canada instead of the U.S.:

  1. The cost of shipping is actually a very small part of the pricing. In addition, north/south routes are very well established, so shipping out of Canada is not that expensive.
  2. The scale of Canadian processors is generally smaller, which allows us to produce in reasonable quantities and keep inventories fresh and rotating.
  3. Canada is a very large processor of beans and pulses, so those commodities (including root vegetables) are close at hand and economically attractive.
  4. Canadians are just so gosh darn friendly.