OUR HISTORY

For over 30 years, we’ve been feeding your families fresh, local produce that highlights the best of Ontario’s farmland. Situated at the intersection of Mississauga Road and Bovaird Drive, an area which at one point was sprawling country farm land and dirt roads, The Apple Factory started as an idea in 1979 by the Laidlaw family. With aisles of frozen food, produce, meat, dairy, preserves, baked goods, candies, chips, crafts and giftware items, The Apple Factory is unique.

Local is Best!
The Apple Factory supports local farmers whenever possible by sourcing locally grown, seasonal produce all year long.
Part of the Community!
Since 1979, we’ve been more than just a local country grocer. We’ve dedicated ourselves to giving our community a place to shop for fresh, local produce that feeds the whole family!
Fresh is Key!
Is there anything more important than buying fresh? Here at the Apple Factory, we want the best for your family.. that’s why our produce is fresh from market and our pies are baked fresh daily!
Open all year long!
We’re open all year long to ensure that you’re always able to find the best produce around! Even holidays can’t stop us from being open.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your Thanksgiving Hours?
We're open all Thanksgiving long! Saturday, October 7th from 8:00am-6:00pm Sunday, October 8th from 8:00-6:00pm Monday, October 9th from 9:00-6:00pm
Is The Apple Factory open for apple picking?
Unfortunately, no! We do not have an orchard for apple picking on our property. If you're looking for apples that are picked for you, we've got you covered!
Which apples are best to for baking?
If you're looking to use our apples for baking, we always recommend using Northern Spy, Cortland or Mac's!
What type of apples do you use in your delicious pies?
The Apple Factory uses Northern Spy apples for all of our Apple Pies. They have a rich, aromatic and powerful apple flavour with plenty of fruitiness and lots of sweetness and acidity.
What are your hours?
From May 1st through November 1st, we're open 9:00am to 6:00pm daily. From November 1st through April 31st, we're open Saturday-Wednesday 10:00am-6:00pm Thursday- Friday 9:00am-6:30pm.
Are you open on holidays?
Yes! The Apple Factory is open for all major holidays! We're only closed on three dates; Christmas Day (December 25th), Boxing Day (December 26th) and New Years Day (January 1st). You'll be able to grab all holiday supplies on every other holiday!
Do you accept resumes?
Yes! For all employment questions, please visit our Employment page through the menu.
Why aren't all of your products grown in Ontario?
We try our best to continually stock as much Ontario product as possible. Unfortunately.. winter sometimes gets in our way! You'll find all Ontario produce clearly marked in store!
Is your produce Organic and Non-GMO?
Not all of our produce is organic or non-gmo! Please visit us in store to discover which organic produce we have in stock on a daily basis!