The Canadian Horticultural Council’s latest video release about farm workers tells an emotional story of the relationship between Quebec farmer Philippe Quinn and the Guatemalans who work for him.

A record number of delegates – 413 – attended the recent annual general meeting of the Potato Growers of Alberta. Despite a wintry September, they were celebrating end of harvest. 

Photo by Mikayla Streef.

Since the program’s launch in 2013, 1720 schools have raised more than $2 million for school initiatives, selling 2.8 million pounds of fresh, Ontario-grown fruit and vegetables to Ontario families.

Many Canadians will make the trek to Berlin, Germany for one of the biggest produce trade shows of 2019:  Fruit Logistica. The Canadian Produce Marketing Association sees the value in being an exhibitor to support produce exports. 

Potato growers in many parts of the country have had a tough year, from planting to harvest. Extremes in temperature and rainfall have made 2018 a year they might rather forget.  John Phillips from Prince Edward Island is one survivor. 

Canadians are most concerned with the rising cost of food and the affordability of healthy food, for the third year in a row, according to the latest research announced by the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity. 

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