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NatureFresh Farms earns popular vote for tomatoes

NatureFresh Farms received numerous awards at the Greenhouse Vegetable Awards at the Leamington Fair.

UPDATED: Fruit, vegetable groups join plea for USMCA approval

Almost 1,000 agriculture groups and companies are urging Congress to ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, including dozens of specialty crop groups.

CPMA plastic packaging group maps out plan

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association’s Plastic Packaging Working Group has met for the first time, and has outlined some goals.

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.

Peak of the Market hires director of business development

Winnipeg, Manitoba-based Peak of the Market has hired David Busby team as director of business development.