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July 21, 2023

Ontario’s processing vegetable sector is valued at more than $100 million. Hand-harvested field cucumbers make up $16 million, a niche that’s often forgotten. Many tons go to American processors to be made into a variety of pickles. The stubby ends, known as nubs and crooks, are used to make relish.


The Grower is Digging Deeper behind the August 2023 cover story titled Ontario hand-harvested field cucumbers fill U.S. processing needs (click to read) and speaking with Dan Froese, field cucumber grower from Vienna, Ontario. Dan shares his insights on the future of the Ontario processing cucumber industry.




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Submitted by Carlie Melara on 21 July 2023