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Higher vegetable prices result in 1.3 per cent increase in 2019 national sales

Farm-gate prices were up for celery, radishes, rutabagas, turnips, parsnips, and to a lesser extent, watermelon, tomato, cauliflower and broccoli, according to Statistics Canada.

Long time general manager of Norfolk Fruit Growers’ Association is stepping down

Tom O’Neill is stepping down as the general manager of Norfolk Fruit Growers’ Association, making way for incoming manager Hayden Dooney to start on July 1.

March marks Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month

The month encourages K-12 students to learn about Canada’s agriculture industry, including reading books, hands-on agricultural activities, and meeting with farmers and others in the agriculture industry.
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Featured Articles 

New Varieties 2020

Every year, Fruit and Vegetable magazine publishes a select list of new varieties. In 2020, look out for newcomers such as purple-skinned potatoes or the “Mini Bee” watermelon, a personal 6 to 8 count watermelon variety. » Read more...

Bridging the gap in the food processing belt

Last November, Darrin Canniff, the mayor of Chatham-Kent, Ont., joined Larprise Farms during their brussels sprout harvest. We asked the mayor to share his thoughts about the experience and what it could mean for producer-consumer relationships down the line. » Read more...
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Tomato Day

March 5
Location: Chatham, Ont.
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Ontario Potato Conference

Mar. 5
Location: Guelph, Ont.
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Strawberry production workshop

March 10
Location: Guelph, Ont.
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