EarthFresh Farms of Burlington, Ont. announced its expansion into the southeastern U.S. with an advanced technological packing plant and distribution centre in Atlanta, Georgia.

The new 140,000 sq. ft. facilities will operate as EarthFresh Atlanta.

Montreal is the host for the 2019 Canadian Produce Marketing Association Convention and Trade Show April 2-4. It’s the place to be for everything new in fruits and vegetables across the country. More than 500 exhibitors are on deck.

Chrystia Freeland (L) and Robert Lighthizer

Legislative ratification of the new NAFTA (U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement) is unlikely before Canada’s fall election. For Canadians, a key stumbling block is steel tariffs. For the American Democrats, the labour chapter is contentious.

L-R: Hon. Ernie Hardeman and Phil Tregunno, chair, Ontario Tender Fruit Growers.

Ontario agriculture minister Ernie Hardeman was on hand at the Ontario Tender Fruit Growers’ annual general meeting to receive an Award of Merit on behalf of Foodland Ontario. Phil Tregunno, board chair, complimented Foodland Ontario for its 42 years of making local food a trend.