Blockchain Technology – Free Webinar September 25

Free PMA Webinar on Blockchain Technology Blockchain continues to be a hot topic, and it has developed beyond pilot programs to practical applications. Learn how blockchain is being used today by retailers, grower-shippers and technology solution providers in a free webinar September 25. Could blockchain really be all that for our industry? PMA’s Ed Treacy…Read More

WaudWare Silver Sponsor of OPMA

The Ontario Produce Marketing Association (OPMA) says, “The generous contributions of our sponsors allow us to improve the services we provide to our members and help us to fulfill our marketing initiatives. These marketing and promotion initiatives promote increased consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables thereby contributing to the improved health of the people of…Read More

Ontario Produce Marketing Association (OPMA) Introduces New Board of Directors

OPMA Expands Board of Directors. “This year’s AGM was a huge success and saw a record number of people in attendance. We would like to thank all of our members who took time out of their busy schedules to attend. There were also a record number of people who put forth their names to fill…Read More

Meet the Buyer at February’s OFVGA Convention

2018 OFVC Convention The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention is an annual gathering of horticultural crop producers involved in the production of fruits and vegetables. Now entering its 16th year, OFVC is attended by a cross section of the horticultural sector including government, industry, business, consultants, producers, associations, researchers and educators. The Ontario Fruit and…Read More

Save the Date! Fall Harvest Meetings on the Hill

From the Canadian Produce Marketing Association: Join the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA), the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC), and other growers and industry representatives in Ottawa as we lobby government in support of long-term sustainability for our industry and the health of Canadians. Mark your calendars! What: CPMA and CHC Fall Harvest Meetings on Parliament…Read More

CPMA Update on NAFTA

The first round of NAFTA negotiations will take place from August 16th to 20th in Washington D.C. As Canada, the U.S. and Mexico move toward the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), CPMA is actively engaging with industry, partners and governments to make sure the needs of the fresh fruit…Read More

Free Bananas Receive Split Response

Amazon’s Latest Market Disruption Includes 1.7 million Free Bananas! The retail giant has upended the produce market in downtown Seattle after setting up fruit stands around its headquarters and handing out free bananas at its Community Banana Stands. According to Laura Stevens, reporter for The Wall Street Journal, some people (like the ones feasting on…Read More

Ontario Farmers are now Eligible for a 25% Non-Refundable Tax Credit!

Published and Promoted by The Ontario Produce Marketing Association on August 9, 2016. Please help spread the word: Ontario Food Banks are always in need of food products, especially perishable items such as fresh produce. In support of our national mandate to increase produce consumption in Canada by 20% by the year 2020, growers should…Read More

More Helping Hands for Ste. Louise Outreach Centre

Fresh Produce Helping Friends It’s been more than a year since we started a helping hands program with Mike & Mike’s Organics to have a “long lasting” produce order delivered to Ste. Louise Outreach Centre of Peel. We are thrilled to see the program expand thanks to Wesley Jackson Professional Corporation, System Lifeline Inc. and…Read More

CPMA and CHC Applaud Liberal Commitment to Restoring PACA Access for Fruit and Vegetable Growers and Sellers

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) and the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) applaud the commitment from the Liberal Party of Canada and Liberal Agriculture Critic Mark Eyking yesterday to establishing a comparable Canadian mechanism to the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) in the United States and to restoring Canada’s preferential access to PACA programs. “CPMA…Read More