McCain Foods officials opened the expanded processing line on October 19.

McCain Foods opens its expanded processing line in Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick. That’s good news for local growers with a need for an additional 4,000 acres of potatoes.

Vineland’s newest Innovation Report features sweet potatoes.

Jim Brandle, CEO, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre reflects on a decade of success, from a one-acre collaborative greenhouse technology centre to automation using robots. In the near future, expect a new sweet potato variety.  

Debbie Inglis, director, Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute

What sensory cues might encourage consumers to buy a Canadian wine? That’s part of the research to be explored in a one-of-a-kind, mediated-reality wine laboratory in St. Catharines, Ontario.

The Ambrosia apple is known for its sweet, almost honey-like flavour.

The Ambrosia apple, discovered in the 1990s as a chance seedling in Cawston, British Columbia, is now a consumer favourite in Canada. A brand refresh is underway by BC Tree Fruits.

The Grower Calling – the official podcast channel for The Grower News is pleased to release its fourth podcast episode with guest Kevin Howe, fruit and vegetable grower and industry leader, Howe Family Farm located in Aylmer, Ontario.

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Podcast episode 8

The Grower Calling – the official podcast channel for The Grower is pleased to release its eighth-podcast episode with guest Dave VanSegbrook to get a behind the scenes perspective based on our December cover story called “Brussels sprouts: a vegetable crop competing in a global marketplace”.

Podcast episode 7

The Grower Calling – the official podcast channel for The Grower is pleased to release its seventh podcast episode with guest Chris Mullet Koop, an egg and grape farmer from Jordan, Ontario.

Podcast episode 6

The Grower Calling – the official podcast channel for The Grower is pleased to release its sixth podcast episode with guest Rich Feenstra, an apple grower from Beamsville, Ontario.

Podcast episode 3

The Grower Calling – the official podcast channel for The Grower News is pleased to release its third podcast episode with guest Chris Veillon, chief marketing officer for Pure Flavor, a greenhouse grower and marketer located in Leamington, Ontario.

Podcast episode 2

The Grower Calling –  released its second podcast episode.

Canada’s potato harvest is almost done with a few regional exceptions. Due to weather and market conditions, Kevin MacIsaac says there are a few unusual movement patterns this year. 

Ontario apple growers, father-daughter duo Charles and Courtney Stevens of Wilmot Orchards located in Newcastle, Ont., were recently featured in Andrew Campbell’s video series called The Dinner Starts Here as he tours 52 Canadian farms in 52 weeks.

 

Hazelnuts near harvest

Federal funding of almost half a million dollars will help boost Ontario’s fledgling hazelnut industry.  To date, about 300 to 400 acres are in the ground, but the first sizeable harvest isn’t expected until 2021.

 Trucks wait to be weighed at the Sun-Brite plant for processing tomatoes, Leamington, ON.  Photo by Glenn Lowson

A newly constituted board of directors meets for the first time to chart the course for Ontario’s $100 million processing vegetable industry.

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CanadaGAP’s stakeholder advisory committee 

After a successful annual general meeting, CanAgPlus has appointed members from coast to coast to advise on the intricacies of the CanadaGAP program for 2018.

Congrats to Quebec’s OYF winners

Organic vegetable farmers from Quebec are honoured in Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmer Program.

Loss of Karl Kaiser

Karl Kaiser, 76, was an icon in the Canadian grape and wine industry. The industry mourns his loss. 

2017 OPMA honourees 

The Ontario Produce Marketing Association honoured three leaders who made an impact on the industry in the last year.

Anju Gill leads BC Blueberry Council

The BC Blueberry Council is looking to the future with its appointment of Anju Gill as executive director.

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Podcast episode 8

The Grower Calling – the official podcast channel for The Grower is pleased to release its eighth-podcast episode with guest Dave VanSegbrook to get a behind the scenes perspective based on our December cover story called “Brussels sprouts: a vegetable crop competing in a global marketplace”.

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Lobbying efforts have moved the discussion forward on the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program and the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act-like deemed trust in Canada.

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