After two years of research and pilots, Luci Faas was successful in identifying a home-compostable cucumber wrap for Nature Fresh Farms, Leamington, Ontario. The Canadian Produce Marketing Association is honouring her as one of 10 Women in Produce nominees. 

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association announces its 2021 board of directors.  At the April 28th board meeting, Guy Milette of Courchesne Larose Ltée will assume the role as chair for 2021/2022.

Cindy Rouet will be joining the asparagus breeding team of Fox Seeds on May 3. She will work closely with Dr. Dave Wolyn to transition the University of Guelph’s breeding program to Fox Seeds over the next two years. 

Larry McIntosh, president and CEO of Peak of the Market for the last 27 years, plans to retire in June 2021. One of his volunteer roles will be on the new Canadian Food Policy Advisory Council.  

Bill George Jr. is re-elected for a third one-year term as chair of the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association at the 162nd annual general meeting – held virtually for the first time.   

The Niagara Peninsula fruit and vegetable growers are honouring the Foreign Agricultural Resource Management Service and CanAg Travel Service for their 2020 pandemic efforts. The Award of Merit cites extraordinary efforts in managing travel logistics for about 20,000 seasonal agricultural workers arriving in Ontario and advocacy efforts to secure federal quarantine funding.