THE VOICE OF ONTARIO'S FRUIT, VEGETABLE
AND GREENHOUSE PRODUCERS FOROVER 150 YEARS

Programs & Services

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers' Association offers services to its members, as well as administers programs in partnership with government and not for profit organizations.

Outreach

Fresh from the Farm – http://Freshfromfarm.ca

Through the Fresh from the Farm school fundraising pilot program, elementary and secondary students raise funds by selling bundles of fresh Ontario root vegetables, which include potatoes, carrots, onions and beets, and gift-boxes of fresh Ontario apples. The innovative school fundraising campaign serves to promote healthy eating to families while supporting Ontario farmers through the sale of Ontario produce. 

Northern School Fruit and Vegetable Snack Program

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers' Association runs the popular Northern School Fruit and Vegetable Snack Program in northern Ontario. Funded through the provincial Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, approximately 36,000 students in 191 schools receive two servings a week of fruits and vegetables through the 20-week program. The program was initially launched in 2006 in Algoma and Porcupine districts. In 2014, Sudbury and five communities on the James Bay coast - Attawapiskat, Kashechewan, Fort Albany, Peawanuk, and Moosonee - joined the program. 

The OFVGA handles menu planning, procurement and distribution of the produce. For more information, contact Dan Tukendorf at OFVGA.

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair – http://www.royalfair.org/

The OFVGA rents booth spaces at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair every year and subsequently makes that booth space available to its member organizations should they wish to have a presence at the event for one or more days.

More information is available by contacting Dan Tukendorf at the OFVGA.

The Grower – http://www.thegrower.org

The Grower is Canada’s premier horticultural publication, reaching 12,000 commercial producers of fruits and vegetables.

Published monthly, this newspaper covers the agronomic and business news of the edible horticulture sector. The editorial calendar focuses on issues as diverse as water management, crop protection and food safety.

To read the latest issue of The Grower, please click here for the Grower's new website.