Established in 1933, the Toronto Wholesale Produce Association is the voice of the wholesaler tenants located at the Ontario Food Terminal. Started by a group of wholesalers supplying retailers in Toronto and surrounding areas, the Association has grown to service communities across Ontario, Québec and Eastern Canada.
As TWPA wholesalers, we supply independent grocers, restaurants, caterers and many other food-related businesses with an array of fresh produce and bulk foods, including an abundant selection that is locally grown. Not only do we make it possible for small and mid-size businesses to thrive, the work we do encourages quality and variety, keeps prices competitive and contributes to the overall vitality of the many communities we serve. We’re proud to say, we grow the city.
The Association’s main objective has always been to create the stable, convenient conditions needed for a consistent supply of fresh produce. A big part of our success is due to how we manage financial transactions with our customers.
By extending credit privileges, we offer customers a convenient way to shop and to simplify their accounting. Instead of multiple invoices, credit customers receive just one TWPA statement. It saves small businesses money and frees up their time to focus on more important things, like growth. Find out how you can become a TWPA credit customer.
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We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without our farmers, and we’re lucky to have them at the Market. In fact, the Ontario Food Terminal is the only wholesale produce market in North America that houses over 400 farmers right on-site, offering a direct link between city and country. Operating year-round, but busiest during the local harvest peak between May and October, our Farmers’ Market brings area growers together. This makes it easy for TWPA tenants to buy local produce. The Market also gives farmers a chance to sell directly to our business clientele and to teach them about all the fresh, unique varieties from our local farms. Great for our farmers. Great for our customers. Great for all of us who love to eat and support local!
Recognizing the value of local farmers, we are proud to have helped establish the Toronto Farmers Association. The TFA offers farmers and their customers the same kind of privileges that the TWPA gives its members and customers. Become a TFA customer and reap the benefits of what our farmers sow!
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Each of our members has a long history of giving to many different charitable organizations. For greater impact, the membership decided to collectively focus support on a few special partnerships.
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