The West Prince Berry Co-Operative
West Prince Berry Co-op was established in 1964 as a producer co-op with a mandate to develop the wild blueberry industry in western Prince County of Prince Edward Island. It currently owns 175 acres of wild blueberry land and provides custom services to the 30 members and 5 non-members on their 900 acres in the local area.
The Co-op is governed by a board of nine directors that direct the operations of the company. The Co-op has three distinct business lines.
Our Business Operation
The Co-op owns and farms 175 acres of wild blueberries. The profit from this operation funded the purchase of equipment that provides service for the farm and the farms of members and non-members.
Members and non-members are able to contract the Co-op to perform agricultural duties that are required if they are without the necessary equipment or time, to aid them to develop and manage their land. The Co-op employs a manager, bookkeeper, equipment operators and up to 50 people during the busy harvest season.
The last function of the Co-op is to provide non custom work services including distribution of information, accounting, a collective point of shipment and contact with the wild blueberry industry.