Greenhouse Vegetables

Sandra Carther, Carther Plants

Modified on: 2015-04-28

West


Sandra Carther

Greenhouse technology could see Ontario strawberry farmers plug in for year-round production Ontario strawberry farmers have a new way to grow strawberries, thanks to an innovative production method from a Southwestern Ontario nursery. The good news? If the system takes root, it could help lead to a year-round growing season for local Ontario strawberries. Sandra […]

Vince Tkaczuk and Sarah Biancucci, Bell’s Edge Farm

Modified on: 2014-11-11

Central


Bell's Edge

(Mount Forest) – Vince Tkaczuk and Sarah Biancucci are the proud new owners of a small, seven-acre farm south of Mount Forest. They bought the property in June of 2013, and in the process moved one step closer to realizing their dream of becoming farmers. The two have big plans for the property they’re now […]

Dale and Jan VanderHout – Beverly Greenhouses

Modified on: 2015-01-15

South


Beverly Greenhouses, Dale and Jan VanderHout

From the outside, Beverly Greenhouses appears to be a modest operation. It’s not, though. With over 20 acres of greenhouses onsite, it is one of Ontario’s larger greenhouse cucumber operations. Third generation farmers and brothers Dale and Jan VanderHouts’ Dundas-based business is unique for a couple of reasons. First of all, they use tenable practices, […]

Greg Devries – Truly Green Farms

Modified on: 2015-01-15

West


Greg Devries

Greg Devries, a farmer from Chatham-Kent, is hoping to use innovation and a unique partnership to redefine the greenhouse vegetable industry. If successful, his efforts could also get people to think about tomatoes in a “greener” way. Devries is the president of Truly Green Farms, a company that is gradually building a 90-acre greenhouse complex […]

Donald Deyer

Modified on: 2014-06-11

South


Donald Deyer

When Donald Deyer started working on Ken Forth’s vegetable farm in southwestern Ontario, he was just 29 years old. The Jamaican native is now 58 years old, which means he’s spent the better part of his adult life working here, on a part time basis, in Canada. Like many seasonal workers, Deyer arrives on the […]

Longo Brothers Fruit Markets

Modified on: 2014-06-11

GTA


Longo Brothers Fruit Markets

Have you ever wondered why, in the heart of Ontario’s strawberry season, many grocery stores still sell strawberries from the U.S.?  And it’s not just the strawberries. Look around the produce section and you’ll often find plenty of items that, although in season in Ontario, hail from other parts of the world. With the local […]

Rex and Carol Sugrim, Summerside Farm

Modified on: 2013-10-15

West Central


Rex and Carol Sugrim, Summerside Farm

Ontario farmers access markets for vegetables not native to Ontario Holland Landing – Rex and Carol Sugrim, like many Ontario farm families, can trace their agricultural roots back several generations. However, unlike many Ontario farm families, their agricultural roots originated a continent away – in their native South America, where they were raised on farms […]

Jamie Cornies, Cornies Farm

Modified on: 2013-10-13

West


Cornies Farms

(Kingsville) – On the surface, the Cornies’ farm family story sounds a lot like many other farm stories in Ontario  – a son working in a family business that spans several generations. Yet the path to being a cucumber greenhouse farmer wasn’t a direct one for Jamie Cornies. Although raised in the family cucumber business […]

Jim Sheehan, Durham Foods

Modified on: 2013-10-14

GTA


Durham Foods

(Port Perry) – Jim Sheehan demonstrates each piece of customized seeding and harvesting equipment with the flourish other men might reserve for sports cars. He explains there are nuances that separate “farmers” from “growers.” “A grower will buy machines like this from Europe. A farmer will make them himself,” he says. To emphasize which camp […]

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