Canadian Produce Person of the Year honoured

Larry McIntosh, pictured on the trade show floor of a Canadian Produce Marketing Association annual convention.

Always an outgoing and marketing-savvy personality, Larry McIntosh will be presented with the 2021 Canadian Produce Person of the Year award on July 21 at 1 pm EDT. Tom Karst, editor of The Packer and Ron Lemaire, president of the Canadian Produce Marketing Association, will hold the virtual award presentation. 


After a successful 27-year tenure as president and CEO of Peak of the Market, Larry McIntosh is a worthy honouree. He made the brand a household name in the province of Manitoba and beyond. His signature line: “Don’t forget to eat your veggies!” 


In the past, he has worked with local food banks and many non-profit organizations. He currently volunteers his time as a director with the Canadian Red Cross, Rossbrook House Foundation as well as serving as a member of the Canadian Food Policy Advisory Council.


Larry has served on many Boards to volunteer his time and passion to the produce industry:


- Canadian Food Policy Advisory Council Member 2021 to Present

- CPMA Marketing Committee 1997 to present

- CPMA North American Trade Working Group 2011 to present

- Produce Marketing Association, Global Development Committee Member representing Canada 2006 to 2009 and 2019 to 2021

- Canadian Produce Marketing Association Sponsorship Chair for CPMA 2018 Vancouver Convention & Trade Show 2017 to 2018

- Produce Marketing Association Membership Committee 2014 to 2017 (Chair 2015/2016)

- Canadian Produce Marketing Association Director 1997 to 2013 (Chair 2007/2008)

- Produce Marketing Association Director 2010 to 2013


To offer congratulations, join the Zoom presentation here: Wednesday, July 21 at 1:00 p.m. EDT (Noon CDT)



Meeting ID:  963 0830 4334

Passcode:  303710

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