Photo by Glenn Lowson

Columnist Owen Roberts asks several questions about how trade shows will adapt. There are many with a lot of suppliers and companies, but with fewer end users. Will they make a comeback after the pandemic? Will companies be as willing to buy a booth? Will people feel safe going there?

Photo courtesy Kroeker Farms, Winkler, Manitoba

For the most part, #plant2020 has gone well for potatoes. But as Kevin MacIsaac, general manager, United Potato Growers of Canada, explains, challenges remain to clean up the old crop at a later than normal date as the new crop is on schedule.

The Greenbelt Foundation has identified that vertical farming as well as several fruits and vegetables are ripe for expansion in Ontario’s $2.2 billion horticultural sector. They are garlic, eggplant, sweet potatoes, fresh grapes, pears and strawberries. Jeff Tigchelaar, Jordan, Ontario is one berry grower enjoying robust sales at the Ontario Food Terminal.

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