About us

Founded in 1998 by David and Evelyn Ernst, Terra Beata grew first from a patch of undeveloped peat bog sold at a tax auction to a 12 acre cranberry farm on Heckmans Island, near Lunenburg Nova Scotia. From there, we learned to clean, freeze, process and market cranberries. We now still operate the original farm, plus we receive cranberries from about 25 other farms in Atlantic Canada, for a total of over 5 million pounds per year.

We run a cleaning and packing operation in Richibucto, NB as well as our main facility on Heckmans Island where we make juice, preserves, dried fruit and pack frozen berries. Both sites operate year-round.

In 2013, Terra Beata was proud to receive BRC certification, following one of the most stringent food safety programs in the world.

In the News

December was Cranberry month for Taste of Nova Scotia, so our cranberry products were featured on Global TV: http://globalnews.ca/video/1726886/christmas-cranberries

We were mentioned in Canadian Grocer magazine’s feature on grocery companies exhibiting at SIAL Paris: http://www.canadiangrocer.com/categories/canadas-in-sial-eh-45476?utm_source=EmailMarketing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletter

We were part of Bell Aliant’s Community One TV Thanksgiving feature: http://bit.ly/164PRVb

Our plans for 2014 made the Chronicle Herald newspaper: http://thechronicleherald.ca/business/1180434-lunenburg-s-terra-beata-hopes-expansion-bears-fruit

2013 was a busy year!

We received a Nova Scotia Export Achievement Award: http://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20130507002, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GqXCluEmCI

We ranked 48th on the Profit 500 List of Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies: http://www.profitguide.com/microsite/profit500/2013?utm_source=EmailMarketing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Profit_Newsletter

We were featured on Eastlink TV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r9ST1OB00w

And on ATV Live at 5 News: http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1048571&binId=1.1145463&playlistPageNum=1

Plus, we were named Taste of Nova Scotia Producer of the Year: http://tasteofnovascotia.com/taste-of-nova-scotia-honours-culinary-excellence-and-innovation/, http://youtu.be/3A-sj5JvIFo

Our sincere thanks for your interest and support. If you are ever in Lunenburg, drop in for a visit!