Onésime Pouliot is the 5th of an 11 children family. Born in 1940, he works on the farm since his youngest age with his father, Xavier. He took over his father’s farm with the help of his wife, Georgette. At that time, the farm was a familial company where brothers, sisters and cousins were helping during summer. In 2001, he transfers the farm to his two sons, Guy and Daniel. They represent the 11th generation of the Pouliot farmers at the Île d’Orléans, including seven consecutive generations on the same lands.
Although he transferred the farm to his two sons, Onésime is still a very active volunteer on the farm.
The company still has its familial spirit. Manon and Nadia, Daniel and Guy’ sisters, participate actively on a regular basis, while the grandchildren of Onésime and Georgette experience their first summer job. Eight Pouliot are still involved in the farm, which counts in the peak season around 180 employees.
Guy Pouliot, co-owner of the farm since 2001, is the older brother. He completed a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Laval University in 1994. He is responsible of the administrative side of the company and he is in charge of the sales and marketing. Guy is also involved, in collaboration with the office team, in decision making about the seasonal agricultural workers and all the human resources.
Daniel Pouliot, co-owner of the farm since 2001, is the youngest brother. He completed a Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy in 1996 at Laval University. Daniel is in charge of the crop management. He is also involved in the research and development projects, in close collaboration with the research team.