Greenhouse Canada

Greenhouse veggies in marketing spotlight

January 18, 2016  By Dave Harrison

Jan. 18, 2016, Guelph, Ont. — Foodservice unit manager Michael Tuinstra of Dana Hospitality LP is a big booster of greenhouse vegetables.

Tuinstra recently won the Celebrating Ontario Agriculture promotion and display competition of the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG).

Tuinstra runs the café at the Blount Canada location located here.


OGVG recently engaged over 20 universities and business dining locations throughout the province, providing tool kits, recipes and merchandising material. These resources were created to support menu initiatives, promotions and displays for Celebrating Ontario Agriculture Week.

Working with OGVG resources, Tuinstra launched five colourful displays utilizing OGVG produce. His culinary team also introduced several new recipes that feature Ontario greenhouse cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes.

“OGVG is pleased to be a part of this promotion with Ontario hospitals and cafeterias and we look forward to working with foodservice partners in the future,” said OGVG chair George Gilvesy. “In a competitive market, new partnerships that support our produce in the foodservice marketplace will help sustain Ontario greenhouse vegetable growers.”

Dana Hospitality LP is a Canadian-owned food service provider. Its culinary team takes great pride in using fresh, locally sourced and nutritious ingredients, preparing meals from scratch every day.

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