The pearl-sized Tomberry fits in your hand.

The highly innovative greenhouse industry has initialled another first: the world’s smallest tomato. NatureFresh Farms expects to market the tomato in the spring of 2018.

NatureFresh Farms owns what is believed as the first scent detection dog working in pest management in the world. NatureFresh Farms adopted a dog named Chili, a 15-month old female Belgian Shepherd to help combat Pepper Weevil.

Hearings have been set for Bill 148, An Act to ament the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and the Labour Relations Act, 1995 before the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs. This is the legislation that seeks to inrease minimum wage. 

L-R Jim Clark, chair, Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission; Kevin Safrance, OGVG vice-chair district 1; James Neven, OGVG vice-chair, district 2; George Gilvesy, OGVG chair.

Ontario’s $850 million greenhouse vegetable industry has witnessed rapid growth. The 50th anniversary was celebrated in Kingsville, Ontario at the October 24, 2017 annual general meeting. 

Cold Snap pears are en route to major grocery stores by Vineland Growers’ Co-operative. Photo by Glenn Lowson.

Great flavour characterizes the 2017 crop of Cold Snap winter pears. Snap them up early before they’re gone by Christmas.

Which is the fairest of them all?

The National Apple Competition is one of the highlights of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. This year’s edition runs from November 3-12 at the Enercare Centre, Toronto, Ontario.