Who Are We?

Riga Farms is focused on growing and distributing vegetables and herbs with an emphasis on quality and freshness. We are committed to providing Ontario with fresh and affordable produce.

Our History

Our History

Rosario Riga was born in the city of Crotone, Southern Italy. While living in Crotone, Rosario worked at a number of different fruit and vegetable markets in the city centre alongside his father Giovanni. Here he learned much about produce quality and selling produce in their fast-paced market.

In 1971, Rosario moved to Bradford, Ontario, Canada. Shortly after, he accepted a job with his father-in-law Peter Ferragine at a vegetable farm. During his time with Peter Ferragine and Sons, he would learn about vegetable production and some of the challenges associated with farming in Canada. In the late 1980’s, Rosario accepted a position at a local grocer as the produce manager. During this time he interacted with the Canadian consumer and developed an understanding of the Canadian produce market.

In 1994, he returned to farming, along with his wife and three sons, on their small ten acre farm in the Bradford Marsh. The name of the company was Rosario Riga and Sons, employing only the five family members and a few high school students.

In 2010, the company transformed, becoming Riga Farms ltd. Today they grow over 300 acres of leafy vegetables and various root crops. Riga Farms is a family owned and operated business that had and always will have a strong commitment to quality, with a focus on fresh and safely grown produce.


Send an email to info@rigafarms.com to inquire.
All positions are located in the Holland Marsh in Ontario.

Truck Driver

We are looking for a driver who:
  • Is comfortable with late nights and early mornings.
  • Can work 40-60 hours/week
$18-20 / hour.

General Labourer

We are looking for a motivated individual who:
  • Must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Must be willing to work between 30-60 hours/week.
  • Must be able to lift over 50 lbs.
  • Can work outside in cold/heat.
  • Can handle dusty environments.
  • Are fast paced.
  • Have good problem solving skills
Job Duties Include:
  • Standing on a line and sorting good/bad produce.
  • Stacking 50 lb bags.
  • Cleaning work space.
$14.39 / hour