About Us

Atlantic Potato Distributors Ltd. was founded in 1993 by Ralph Hanscome. They are a family run business in the true sense with members of the Hanscome family in key positions. The president and founder of the company, Mr. Ralph Hanscome has over 35 years experience in the growing, marketing and selling of the highest quality potatoes in the market today. He was a CFIA Inspector for 14 years, then for five years shipped potatoes and produce all over the world for a large multi-national company. His wife Mrs. Nancy Hanscome has managed the administrative side of the operations since the company was formed. Sons Mark and Cory have senior roles as the Quality Assurance Foreman and the Plant Manager.

APD has worked very hard to become the Canadian leader in food safety, quality and security. They are the first Canadian company to be certified CPIQ (Canadian Partners in Quality) for a packing shed. This allows them to ship into the USA on their own internal documentation. (No CFIA inspections)

The Hanscome family is also very active in the local community and in 2008 were named "Entrepreneurs of the Year." By Enterprise Grand Falls. This is an award that they are very proud of, as it took a lot of hard work to get where they are today. http://www.atlanticfarmer.com/article.php?id=3124.

They are conveniently located only a few kilometers from the border of Maine in the Saint John River valley town of Perth-Andover New Brunswick. APD farms over 1,100 acres in Victoria County and currently employs over 60 people.