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On the right track to retail success?
April 26, 2011 — It’s spring, or at least that’s what the calendar says. This season’s countrywide cold spell (with intermittent flurries) has a lot of retailers pondering how they can make up sales when the sun comes out.
Lufa veggies support Suzuki Foundation
April 21, 2011, Montreal — In an effort to bring attention to sustainable urban agriculture and direct-to-consumer farm relationships, Lufa Farms – the world’s first rooftop commercial greenhouse – will contribute one per cent of the value of each fresh produce basket it sells to consumers to the David Suzuki Foundation, the organization founded by the award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster.
DiMenna is Canadian Produce Person of the Year
April 20, 2011, Montreal — Jim DiMenna, president of JD Marketing/Jem-D International of Leamington, Ontario, received the coveted Canadian Produce Person of the Year award at this year’s Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) convention.
Strategic partnership agreement
April 19, 2011, Pijnacker, the Netherlands – Following years of joint co-operation in research and development, market leader Village Farms International and HortiMaX B.V., headquartered in the Netherlands, have entered into a multi-year strategic partnership agreement to automate the current and future production process at Village Farms.
Organic sales on the rebound
April 18, 2011, Vancouver — Just as the organic category’s green shoots of recovery are growing stronger at retail, a new season has begun at Origin Organic Farms of Delta, B.C.
Helping control powdery mildew, rusts
April 15, 2011 — Pristine® has received registration for use on greenhouse bedding plants for control of powdery mildew, greenhouse lettuce for suppression of powdery mildew, and outdoor ornamentals for apple scab, pear-trellis rust and gymnosporangium rust.
Creating ‘MindShare’ market opportunities
April 15, 2011, Ithaca, NY — How can the industry cultivate more consumer interest in floriculture?
CGC is moving to the Falls
April 6, 2011, Niagara Falls, Ont. – This year’s Canadian Greenhouse Conference (Oct. 5-6) is moving to Niagara Falls and into the newly opened Scotiabank Convention Centre.
An Ontario site to boost business
April 4, 2011, Toronto – Starting today, a groundbreaking online marketplace will be available for registration to help everyone involved in local food grow their business.
U.S. grower saves money, earns awards
April 4, 2011, Salinas, CA — Rocket Farms’ recent implementation of additional energy saving measures throughout its greenhouse facilities is estimated to save 305,256 therms per year – equal to removing 249 cars from the road or powering 616 homes for a year.