The Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) is very concerned about the current COVID-19 pandemic and is taking all steps to ensure local communities, workforce and farmers are protected.
The British Columbia government has purchased a bulk package of licenses for 70 farmers’ markets to sign up for online produce sales. Local Line, based in Kitchener, Ontario provides the service.
Food prices are expected to rise 4% in 2020, with vegetables and bakery leading the way. The update is courtesy of Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph.
The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention has now posted its proceedings from the February 19-20, 2020 Niagara Falls conference online.
A chartered Air Canada flight out of Kingston, Jamaica is confirmed to land at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport on April 1, carrying 288 seasonal agricultural workers. That’s the first of up to four flights expected by April 4.
The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association released a tipsheet on March 30 for best management practices for growers in the age of coronavirus.
Employers of seasonal ag workers must ensure two-metre distance between workers in bunkhouses. A date-stamped photo of the facilities can demonstrate compliance.