Lambert Peat Moss Company, based in Quebec, has hit a milestone. The company is celebrating its 90th anniversary of premium peat moss production. Now with four generations in the business, Lambert still operates from the original location, along with a number of additional peat bogs.
“My grandfather helped pioneer the development of peat moss production in North America, and our family carries on his legacy today,” says Gabe Lambert, President of Lambert Peat Moss. “Our aim continues to be producing the finest quality products while being a steward of the environment.”
Founded in 1928 by Francois Xavier Lambert to produce screened and bagged peat moss, the company’s main location remains in Rivière-Ouelle, Québec, along the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, and it has expanded to several bogs along the North shore and near Lac St-Jean in the interior of Québec. The company has built an extensive distribution network to supply distributors and commercial users throughout Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. It also exports products worldwide via container shipments to South and Central America, the Caribbean, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.
Gabe Lambert says quality has always been a priority at Lambert, and it maintains a complete in-house quality control laboratory. To comply with chemical standards, the company samples products to analyze for pH and EC; analyzes particle size distribution, porosity, and moisture content; regularly measures bag yield and firmness; and conducts random greenhouse tests to evaluate product performance.
Lambert holds the VeriFlora – Certified Peatland Products certification for responsible peatland management, the industry’s most important standard that signifies a commitment to ongoing improvement substrate production for horticultural growth and sustainable practices.
Today, several generations of Lamberts contribute to the company’s success. In addition to Gabe, his sons Martin, Jerome, Francois, and Alexandre and his daughter Marie-Gabrielle are active in the company.
Lambert recently posted a video celebrating its 90th anniversary. You can check it out here.