Judith and Dominic Lussier’s story, like all good romance, is one of love; love for tomatoes, to which Dominic was hooked from a young age, but also love between two people with a wonderful complicity and complementary strengths and abilities. Growing up in Montérégie village of Saint-Damase, Judith and Dominic spent their teenage summers working at Dominic’s parents’ market stall at Jean-Talon Market.
They decided to join forces in 2012 when they took over the family land. They each have well-defined roles and responsibilities at Tomaté!
With a singular talent for the art of marketing and an innate taste for the beautiful and the good, Judith is in charge of the brand aspect of the company. With finesse and expertise, she develops partnerships with retailers, and looks after the customer service and quality control team with great care. She also carries out a myriad of tasks such as general management and administration, overseeing sales, marketing and finance. Her bright and dynamic personality allows her to rally all her collaborators to the Tomaté! project.
Dominic is the real conductor of the Tomaté field team! A graduate of the École d’Entrepreneurship de Beauce, he coordinates the pickings, facilitates the packaging process and ensures the freshness and quality of the tomatoes. He is also in charge of the company’s general administration and finances. The green thumb of the company, Dominic is both a dreamer and a visionary, curious and eager to innovate. He continually seeks to develop his knowledge of agricultural practices and cutting-edge technologies in order to ensure the yield of the greenhouses while reducing energy consumption.
It is a team of roughly 20 people who combine their abilities with Judith and Dominic’s.