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The Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers (OPVG) is a non-profit grower organization for producers of tomatoes, green peas, sweet corn, green and wax beans, cucumbers, beets, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, lima beans, onions, peppers, pumpkin and squash for the canning, freezing and pickling industry. More detail regarding our organization and its functions can be found throughout our web site.


Latest News

November 25, 2019
Director Position Candidates - District 1
Please click on Read More to see the candidates and their bios for District 1..... Read More
November 25, 2019
Director Position Candidates - District 2
Please click on Read More to see the candidates, and their bios, for District 2..... Read More
November 05, 2019
Director Elections - List of Eligible Nominees
Nominations for Board Member positions are due to be submitted to the returning officer by no later than November 15. The following Director positions are available: District 1 - two positions; District 2 - one position; District 3 - one position. Please click here for a list of eligible nominees….. Read More
November 05, 2019
New Director Election Process
Here is more information regarding the new election process for Directors.... Read More
November 01, 2019
Election for Directors - Director Position Description
Please click on Read More to find a detailed description of the Director position.... Read More
October 30, 2019
New Election Process - Board of Directors
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October 17, 2019
New Regulation 441
For information, please click on the following... Read More
September 05, 2019
Keith Robbins named new General Manager of OPVG
The Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers are pleased to announce that Keith Robbins has been hired to lead the organization as its new General Manager. Please see the attached news release for further details. Read More
April 17, 2019
News Release - April 17 2019
News Release from the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers Read More
August 10, 2018
Share Your Best Shots! 2018 OPVG Photo Contest
Have you got an eye for capturing a great photo, or have an old photo that deserves to be shared? OPVG is looking for snapshots that showcase Ontario vegetable processing from field to fork. Deadline November 1st. Clink the link for more information. Read More
July 27, 2018
Agri-Food Management Institute's Advanced Farm Management Program
The Agri-Food Management Institute's Advanced Farm Management (AFMP) program gives Ontario farm business owners & managers advanced training and an applicable, practical approach to improve the performance and sustainability of their farm. Click 'Read More' for more info on dates, locations & registration. Read More
February 02, 2018
2018 Bursary Recipients
During the Ontario Processing Vegetable Industry Conference held in London, January 31 and February 1st, four post secondary students were awarded $9,000 in bursaries. Award winners were recognized at an Industry Reception held Wednesday evening. Read More
January 05, 2018
Consolidated version of the amended Regulation 440
FPMC has now made a full, consolidated version of the amended Regulation 440 available online. Read More
December 21, 2017
Revised Regulation 440 Now Posted
The OPVG has received formal notice from the Farm Products Marketing Commission that the revised Regulation 440 has been posted and brought into force effective today (December 21, 2017). The communication received from the Commission is attached, which contains a link to the Regulations. The Board is scheduled to meet the first week of January to review these Regulations in detail. Read More
December 11, 2017
OPVG Response to FPMC regarding Proposed Changes to Regulation 440
Please see the attached OPVG response to the Farm Products Marketing Commission posted proposed amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 440: Vegetables for Processing - Marketing. Read More
November 15, 2017
Letter Re: Current Products Undergoing Re-evaluation by PMRA
Attached is a letter sent to Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health regarding current products that are undergoing re-evaluation by the PMRA. Read More
October 24, 2017
Farm Products Marketing Commission Processing Vegetable Consultations
Please see the attached invitation to the upcoming Farm Products Marketing Commission Processing Vegetable Consultations regarding the posted proposed amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 440: Vegetables for Processing - Marketing. We would like to take this opportunity to strongly encourage all growers to attend and provide their feedback on this very important issue. Read More
October 13, 2017
Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission proposed amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 440: Vegetables for Processing - Marketing.
As you may already be aware, on October 12, 2017, the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission posted proposed amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 440: Vegetables for Processing - Marketing. Read More
September 29, 2017
District 1 Election Results
The District 1 Election Meeting was held on September 28th at 7 p.m. The two successful candidates are David Epp and Pascal Jennen. Read More
September 26, 2017
Four New Commission Appointed Board Directors
The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission has just announced the 4 OPVG Director Appointments. The News Release is attached. Read More
September 22, 2017
Suzanne van Bommel Appointed as New OPVG Chair
The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission has announced Suzanne van Bommel as the newly appointed Chair of the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers (OPVG). Please see the News Release attached. Read More
September 20, 2017
District 3 Elections Meeting Cancelled
Unfortunately, due to the fact that District 3 has no nominees willing to stand for election, the election meeting set for 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26th at the Courtland Community Centre is CANCELLED. Read More
September 20, 2017
District 2 Election Results/Cancellation of Meeting
Further to our previous correspondence regarding District 2 elections, the OPVG received one nomination for District 2. As such, please be advised that Mike Lenders has now been acclaimed a Provincial Director for District 2. Read More
September 15, 2017
OPVG Board of Director Nominations/Elections
Meetings have been scheduled for the purpose of electing OPVG Board of Director Members. Read More
August 22, 2017
Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission - OPVG Chair Appointment
August 22, 2017
Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission - OPVG Director Appointments
August 17, 2017
OPVG Hires New General Manager
Please see the attached news release regarding the new General Manager. Read More
June 22, 2017
FPMC’s proposed updates to the OPVG governance structure
Minister Leal has issued a statement regarding the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission’s proposed updates to the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers governance structure. Read More
April 21, 2017
OTRI Project - Piloting a Worker Safety System
Last November, the original board members of the OPVG sat down with Tomecek Agronomy Services Inc. to discuss how a newly created Worker Safety App could benefit not only local farm workers, but also the agricultural industry as a whole. Via a mobile phone app, growers can record the details of their field’s spray events, then transmit this information in real-time to all workers on their operation. Read More
March 03, 2017
Notice of Appointment of Trustee for OPVG
Please see the attached letter from the Deputy Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to all Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers (OPVG) board members and all District Vegetable Growers’ Committee members advising that the government of Ontario has made a regulation under the Farm Products Marketing Act today that terminates the terms of office of the current board members and district committee members effective immediately. Read More
March 03, 2017
Strategic Plan
The OPVG Strategic Plan is now available. Read More
April 05, 2016
Food Safety
Several months ago, all growers would have received from the OPVG, a brief note reviewing the issue of food safety in a processing vegetable context, accompanied by a letter from food safety expert, Dr. Doug Powell. At the risk of restating the obvious, the science has not changed. The “processing” step in preserving canned, frozen and pickled vegetables destroys any pathogens present. Read More
April 05, 2016
Bonduelle Videos
Bonduelle has created an excellent series of short videos regarding processing vegetable production, focussing on their operations here in Ontario. Read More

Upcoming Events

Take Your Best Shot Photo Contest 2019
OPVG wants you to participate in our 2nd Annual Photo Contest! DEADLINE IS DEC 1st! Cash prizes will be given out to winners in each category. Categories include Faces of the Farm; Our Family, Friends and Community; Something to Admire; Field to Fork; and Best & Worst of Nature. Please see the attached for more details..... Read More

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