The Laviolette Poultry Farm was founded in 1977 after co-owner Yollande Laviolette purchased Alain Bourgon’s poultry house, along with 6,200 laying hens. At the time, Ms. Laviolette would send her eggs to the farm’s grading station and then sell them to wholesalers in Montreal.
In mid-April, 1993, a fire in the poultry house destroyed it completely. Given this total loss, Ms. Laviolette seized this opportunity to replace the old poultry house with a modern, higher-capacity, high-tech facility.
In 1997, the Laviolette family – Yollande and her two sons, Marcel Jr and Pascal – decided to build a new grading station within the poultry house and to focus on retail egg distribution. The farm’s new mission was spearheaded by Marcel Jr. Unfortunately, Ms. Laviolette passed away on August 30, 2003, at the age of 59, after a short battle with cancer.
By 2012, the farm’s sales territory included grocery stores, restaurants and food wholesales from eastern Ontario and Gatineau to St-Sauveur MTL and southern Quebec.
Today, the Laviolette farm has 11 full-time and 2 part-time employees along with 31,000 laying hens and over 250 customers, many of them restaurants. Marcel Jr carry on his mother’s 35-year legacy of dedicated hard work and continue to offer the fresh high-quality products that make the family’s pride and good reputation.