North Bay Farmers’ Market took home Farmers’ Market of the Year in the inaugural awards of excellence from Farmers’ Markets Ontario (FMO). Their winter market runs through April 2019.
Innovative apple grower Tom Chudleigh, who was instrumental in establishing pick-your-own orchards as a popular agri-tourism activity in Ontario, is the winner of this year’s Arysta Golden Apple Award. He shares the award with wife Carol and family.
Longtime horticultural labour issues advisor Ken Linington is the winner of this year’s Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association Award of Merit. He was honoured at the OFVGA annual banquet in Niagara Falls, February 19, 2019.
Vineland Growers’ Co-operative Ltd. will become the exclusive marketer for The Norfolk Fruit Growers’ Association fresh apple program, beginning with the 2019 apple harvest.
Ken Knox, former deputy minister of the Ontario ministry of agriculture, food and rural affairs, has been appointed by the Ontario government as chair of the Ontario Food Terminal Board. He has a one-year term ending January 16, 2020.
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