Cynthia David

Cynthia David

Sandy Shore streamlines harvesting with Mantis cart

Ken Wall, owner of Sandy Shore Farms Ltd., says the one-man Mantis cart his company helped bring to market is resulting in 200% improved efficiencies compared to the standard three or five-man cart.

EarthFresh strengthens spuds

Burlington, Ontario-based EarthFresh Farms is building a 140,000-square-foot potato packing plant and distribution center in Atlanta, Ga., to serve the Southeastern and south central U.S.

Berlo’s Best boosts sweet potatoes

Simcoe, Ontario-based Berlo’s Best, Canada’s largest sweet potato producer, is adding another 5,500 square feet to its storage warehouse for a total of 90,000 square feet.

August’s Harvest touts garlic

August’s Harvest Inc., one of Ontario’s largest commercial garlic farms, has completed a successful pilot project in its quest to supply local garlic 365 days a year.

Asparagus season off to ‘solid’ start

Asparagus growers may be the only happy farmers in Ontario at the moment.

Rain delays plantings for many Ontario growers

It’s been a frustrating start to the Ontario field crop season, with farmers trying to seed their fields in the cold and wet as the growing window narrowed.

CPMA introduces Corporate Culture Award

Everyone talks about the importance of culture in driving performance and contributing to an org’s success.
Mar 20, 2019 by Cynthia David #The Packer

Italian Produce imports Vietnamese drinking coconuts

Italian Produce is bringing a little tropical sunshine to the Ontario Food Terminal with ready-to-drink Hamona coconuts from Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. 

QPMA’s Pillar of the Industry: ‘Relationships matter’

LA MALBAIE, QUEBEC — When Pat Calabretta joined the produce industry 21 years ago, he’d never heard of a red potato, but he knew how to buy television sets from his job at Costco.