Cathy Lennon, an agricultural leader and advocate for more than 20 years, becomes the new general manager of Ontario’s largest agricultural organization on August 30, 2019. 

Photo caption: Red sandstone cliffs and a farmer plowing a potato field in Prince Edward Island. Photo by Brian McInnis.

A cold, wet spring dictated a late planting of potatoes in eastern Canada. In western Canada, where acreage is increasing, the crop would benefit from rain. Statistics Canada will release seeded acreage numbers on July 18.

Eric Johnson explains the impact of the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program for his Jamaican community. He’s one of the workers employed by Lingwood Farms in Ontario.

Thanks to plentiful rain, it’s a big crop of Ontario strawberries this year. Diane Cooper, Strawberry Tyme, explains the benefits of protected cover for strawberries grown on tabletops near Simcoe, Ontario.

For more than 35 years the Grape Growers of Ontario’s Celebrity Luncheon has marked the opening of the Niagara Grape and Wine Festival by showcasing Canadian personalities and celebrating the annual grape harvest. This year’s guest is Brent Butt. 

Food competition participants at the Royal have the opportunity to be evaluated by Metro through its locally sourced food program. Successful entrants may earn distribution in Metro stores regionally or across Ontario, an intro to Metro’s private brands or the opportunity to develop products and scale.