News releases

  • Former OFVGA Chair honoured for contributions to fruit and vegetable industry - Brian Gilroy receives Industry Award of Merit

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  • Apple grower named to Ontario Agriculture Hall of Fame

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  • Statement Regarding the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program

    To download this article, click here. Guelph ON, August 27, 2022 – Ontario's fruit and vegetable growers are extremely concerned about the recent media attention regarding migrant workers under the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP). Migrant workers are valued members of our ...

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  • OFVGA 2022 Provincial Election Priorities

    This week the official provincial election campaign will kick off, which will culminate with election day on June 2, 2022. Over the past number of months OFVGA representatives have been having meetings with each of the political party's campaign teams to encourage their election platforms t...

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  • Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Farmers Stay in the Fight Against Hunger

    MEDIA RELEASE Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Farmers Stay in the Fight Against Hunger $25K donation to Second Harvest will help reduce food waste and feed hungry families Etobicoke ON, April 27, 2022 – Fruit and vegetable farmers from across Ontario are chipping in to help fight hunger across ...

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  • Fruit and vegetable growers elect new leadership

    News release Fruit and vegetable growers elect new leadership Charles Stevens becomes Chair, Shawn Brenn is Vice Chair For immediate release Guelph ON 23 February 2022 – Charles Stevens, an apple grower from the Newcastle area east of Toronto, is the new Chair of the Ontario Fruit and Veget...

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  • Fruit and vegetable farmers push back on reports of poor worker housing

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  • NEW REPORT: Impact of Quarantine Requirements on Ontario Farms

    The OFVGA recently completed an analysis document titled "Quarantine for Temporary Foreign Workers:  Costs and Impacts to Ontario's Fruit and Vegetable Farms."    A brief of the report is below, while the complete report can be downloaded here. This report has been sha...

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  • Ontario's fruit and vegetable growers re-elect Chair, Vice Chair for 2021

    NEWS RELEASE Ontario's fruit and vegetable growers re-elect Chair, Vice Chair For immediate release Guelph ON, 16 February 2021  –  Grape grower Bill George Jr. has been elected to a third one-year term as Chair  of the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers' Associatio...

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