Alex Docherty, PEI potato grower

Prince Edward Island growers such as Alex Docherty were part of a truck convoy in Charlottetown protesting the border closure to potato exports to the U.S. Since the Canadian Food Inspectincy discovered soil-borne potato wart in two fields on the island in November, the ban has cost millions of dollars in lost sales.

Jourdan Tregunno, a director of the Ontario Fresh Grape Growers’ Marketing Board, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

Jourdan Tregunno is all smiles for the new Jupiter seedless table grape grown on two acres near Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario He’s a member of the Ontario Fresh Grape Growers’ Marketing Board that has high hopes that this variety may appeal to a different consumer segment with its candy-like flavour. 

Tim Horlings, celery grower, Newmarket, Ontario

This truck load of freshly cut celery is destined for a food processing plant near Centre Hall, Pennsylvania. Holland Marsh grower Tim Horlings says that the eight-hour haul from Newmarket Ontario to the U.S. is the last stage of six months of tender care from seedling to soup. 

Amanda Dooney, farm manager for Suncrest Orchards, shares the challenges of a pandemic year and how she’s making life better for Jamaican temporary foreign workers thinning apples near Simcoe, Ontario. She’s promised new bunkhouse quarters in time for harvest 2021.  

Nothing has been easy at EZ Grow Farms for the last pandemic year. And yet, pre-laid plans to expand the footprint of the strawberry plant propagation greenhouse has come to fruition near Langton, Ontario. Dusty Zamecnik is riding a revolution that’s taken the Ontario greenhouse strawberry industry from 50 to 120 acres in the last two years. 

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