These cucumbers are ‘Always in Season’
By Dave Harrison
Feb. 1, 2016, Leamington, Ont. — Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) has launched its annual “Always in Season” winter cucumber program.
This program signifies the ramp-up of production for all varieties of Ontario greenhouse grown seedless cucumbers and informs Ontario consumers of their availability during the cold winter months.
“Consumers can find fresh, locally grown Ontario greenhouse cucumbers in grocery stores throughout Ontario,” said OGVG general manager Rick Seguin. “There’s no need to wait until summer to enjoy locally grown cucumbers.”
The growing demand for Ontario greenhouse seedless cucumbers is motivated by consumers’ healthy eating choices. OGVG growers have increased production to ensure the supply is abundant for Ontario consumers and retailers.
This program is supported by key Canadian retailers. Included are new recipe ideas, retailer flyer ads indicating product of Canada, and a media campaign designed to raise awareness of availability of locally grown greenhouse seedless cucumbers.
For new recipes and other meal ideas visit www.OGVG.com.
Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) is a not-for-profit organization, formed in 1967, and representing some 220 members who grow greenhouse tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers on over 2,500 acres.