The new Cascades Fresh line of packaging products for fruits and vegetables meets the needs of the produce industry while also addressing consumers' concerns about the environmental footprint of their foodstuffs.

Photo by Glenn Lowson.

Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association will be hosting a COVID-19 webinar with the provincial ministry of labour on June 22. Register to learn about lessons learned for both employers and employees.

The Ontario Health Services Appeal and Review Board agreed with Brett Schuyler, Schuyler Farms Ltd that the local health unit’s ruling for only three seasonal workers per bunkhouse, regardless of size, is “arbitrary” for the 14-day COVID-19 quarantine. Lawyers for the medical officer of health are appealing.  

The Ontario Produce Marketing Association is hosting two webinars June 18 and 25. The first session addresses provincial and federal government funding resources. The second session focuses on marketing in the age of COVID-19.

The United Fresh trade show is going online with events planned for June 15-19. The Leamington Ontario greenhouse grower will be live streaming its very first virtual tasting of their Red Cherry on-the-Vine tomatoes on June 18 at 2 pm. 

Photo by Krystal VanRoboys

Up to $15 million is earmarked for personal protective equipment for agricultural workplaces. This announcement triples previous commitments from provincial and federal governments.