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Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Celebrates 50 years

Published January 31, 2017

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 LEAMINGTON, ON – January 31, 2017 – The founding of Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers was a turning point for the sector in Ontario. On February 21, 1967, an overwhelming 83.2% of ballots cast through a grower plebiscite favored forming the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers.

 

In 1967, OGVG represented 765 producers across Ontario, covering approximately 350 acres. Today, OGVG has over 200 growers, representing more than 2800 acres. According to Statistics Canada, farmgate value of Ontario greenhouse commodities represented by OGVG has grown from $6.7 million CAD in 1967 to over $820 million CAD in 2015.

 

OGVG is responsible for licensing all growers, packers and marketers of Ontario greenhouse tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers.

 

OGVG works hard to promote and connect its growers with government agencies, consumers, retailers and food service operators across North America. This is done through government relations, research, marketing, trade show attendance and community activities. OGVG supports the Ontario greenhouse vegetable sector and its growers to ensure success for today, sustainability for tomorrow, and fresh, nutritious, quality produce for all!

 

OGVG has launched a new logo, honoring the anniversary and will celebrate this milestone at the CPMA convention (Toronto), PMA (New Orleans) and a local event in Leamington, ON.

 

 

 

 

About OGVG

Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) is a not-for-profit association, representing over 200 growers who grow greenhouse tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers on over 2,800 acres in Ontario Canada.

For Media Inquiries, Contact:

Rick Seguin, General Manager 
Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers 
32 Seneca Road, Leamington, Ontario N8H 5H7 
T 519-326-2604 or 1-800-265-6926 
F 519-326-7842 
Email: rseguin@ontariogreenhouse.com
Website: www.ogvg.com

 


Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Merchandising Program Now Ready

Published January 25, 2017

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LEAMINGTON, ON – January 25, 2017 –In the spring of 2016 Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) announced its plans to design a Retail Educational Merchandising Program for the U.S. market. The program has been developed and is now ready to be shared with interested produce retailers in the Southeastern U.S.

The goals of this project are to share best-in-class merchandising practices, develop and strengthen supply chain relationships, and ultimately increase Ontario greenhouse vegetable sales in the U.S. marketplace.  The presentation is heavily focused on visual merchandising techniques designed to attract consumer attention in the produce section.

OGVG is supported in this work through the Growing Forward 2 initiative. General Manager, Rick Seguin notes that “OGVG is pleased to have the support of both the federal and provincial governments with this very important program. Retail demands for information and education has grown and OGVG is committed to the implementation of an educational program for the American marketplace.”

Interested produce retailers are invited to contact Jacquie Trombley, at the OGVG office at 519-326-2604 or 1-800-265-6926 or email: jtrombley@ogvg.com

 

 

This project was funded in part through Growing Forward 2 (GF2), a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. The Agricultural Adaptation Council assists in the delivery of GF2 in Ontario.

 

 

About OGVG

Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) is a not-for-profit organization, formed in 1967, representing approximately 200 members who grow greenhouse tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers on over 2,800 acres in Ontario, Canada.

For Media Inquiries, Contact: 

Rick Seguin, General Manager
Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers 
32 Seneca Road, Leamington, Ontario N8H 5H7
T 519-326-2604 or 1-800-265-6926
F 519-326-7842
Email: rseguin@ogvg.com
Website: www.ogvg.com