Grower Profiles
It’s been especially challenging the past decade or two in the Canadian greenhouse cut flower market. Energy prices are nibbling away at profit margins, and so too are rising South American imports; the new free trade deal with Colombia certainly won’t ease the latter. Consumer preferences on varieties and colours are difficult to anticipate when it comes to crop planning.
Sept. 18, 2009, Grimsby, Ont. — Ultra Grow Ltd. is a wholesale greenhouse operation located on the escarpment in Grimsby, Ontario.
Visitors this year were especially impressed with the many new introductions, and the sales ideas highlighted in the marketing displays

July 10, 2009 - The inaugural Green for Life Award will be celebrated on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the 10th Anniversary Garden Party of Garden & Floral Expo.
Variety is not only the spice of life, it’s the benchmark of the Ontario greenhouse vegetable industry.
This year’s Canada Day will have special significance for one of the oldest greenhouse operations in Leamington.
During the past 20 years of writing the Growing in the Green column, I have written about four greenhouse operations and this is my fifth.
May 27, 2009, Leamington, Ont. — Sunsation Acres of Leamington was among 55 recipients of Ontario’s 2008 Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation.
May 25, 2009, Leamington, Ont. — Twenty Ontario greenhouse growers have amalgamated their resources to better serve the produce industry.
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Clifford Produce
poised for more growth

Twenty Ontario greenhouse growers have amalgamated their resources to better serve the produce industry.
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Turning waste
into profitable energy

The Government of Canada is making smart investments to boost the local economy, create jobs and establish new markets for farmers and vegetable processors.
Cleopatra was said to have filled rooms knee deep in rose petals. And while not everyone takes their fondness for this flower to the same extreme, the rose remains one of the world’s favourite flowers.
They are seven growers, located far apart on Québec’s agricultural map. Every week, their produce finds its way – all on the same order – into the organic department of supermarkets belonging to just about every major chain in Ontario and Québec.
Nestled in the rolling hills of Red Deer, Alberta, Parkland Nurseries & Garden Centre is a garden boutique that delivers customers with a retail experience akin to a leisurely stroll in the garden.
There were three other award winners in the spotlight during the AGGA banquet, held during the annual Green Industry Conference in Edmonton. This year’s conference (www.greenindustryshow.com) will be held Nov. 19-20, again at the Shaw Conference Centre.

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