There are several reasons why we choose to produce our meals in Canada instead of the U.S.:
- 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.
- The scale of Canadian processors is generally smaller, which allows us to produce in reasonable quantities and keep inventories fresh and rotating.
- Canada is a very large processor of beans and pulses, so those commodities (including root vegetables) are close at hand and economically attractive.
- Canadians are just so gosh darn friendly.