You grow ginseng or a specialty crop and have done so for years. But if challenged can you prove your good work? Good Agriculture and Collection Practices are a HACCP based On Farm Food Safety Program that was built by industry with the oversight of CFIA and AAFC. Continue reading
Posted in All Specialty Crops, Ginseng, Herbs, Hops, Industrial and Misc. Crops, Specialty Fruit and Nuts, Specialty Grains, Specialty Vegetables, Sweet Potato
Tagged all specialty crops, Ginseng, herbs, Hops, Lavender, Specialty Berries, Specialty Fruit, Specialty grains, Specialty Vegetables, sweet potato, Workshops
This year the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (OFVC) will be hosting two hop related session on Wednesday, February 22.
The first session will begin at 9:30 am in Room 204 of the Scotiabank Convention Centre and features four speakers focussing on current hop production and pest management topics: Continue reading
The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (OFVC) will be held February 22 and 23, 2017 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls (www.ofvc.ca). There are many general and specific topics that may be of interest to specialty crop growers. Here some highlights for specialty crop growers: Continue reading
Posted in All Specialty Crops, Haskap, Hops, Hops Meetings, Other Specialty Fruit and Nuts, Sea Buckthorn, Specialty Fruit and Nuts, Tree Nuts
Tagged all specialty crops, events, Fertility, Haskap, Hops, Specialty Berries
The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention will be held February 22 and 23, 2017 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls. For details visit www.ofvc.ca. In addition to the large trade show and a wide range of general and specific horticultural topics, this year there are a few sessions that will be of particular interest to ginseng growers including several soil and crop nutrition topics, soil pest management and nematode management. Continue reading
Are you starting or growing a food business?
Learn how you as a producer or small processor can access new market channels at these one day workshops. Topics include market channel opportunities, basics of food regulations, costing and pricing your products for success, food packaging and labelling, getting your product listed, and food trends: consumer and industry expectations.
These workshops are targeted to producers and small processors who are looking to expand into new markets and sell to grocery stores, restaurants, food hubs, public institutions, etc.
The first workshop will be in Georgina, Thursday, February 2, and the second in Quinte West, Wednesday, March 1.
Additional workshop dates and locations will be scheduled for 2017.
For more information and to register for these or other upcoming workshops please visit: http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/busdev/facts/sellingfoodwkshop.htm”