About OPVG

Primary Function

Annual negotiation of prices, terms and conditions of sale of processing vegetable crops on behalf of growers. Processors then contract their requirements directly with the individual growers of their choice. OPVG coordinates processing vegetable crop research, grower education and outreach support, product marketing and promotion. We advocate on behalf of our growers on issues impacting farm operations which include crop protection regulations, labour, business risk management programs and environmental practices.

Crops Involved

Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Sweet Corn, Green Peas, Green & Wax Beans, Carrots, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Beets, Peppers, Pumpkin, Squash, Lima Beans and Onions

Resources

Growers have committed approximately 8/10 of 1% of their annual gross returns which generates approximately 1 million dollars annually primarily for the purpose of sourcing market data and industry information.

Producer Representation

  • Approximately 350 processing vegetable growers in the three districts across Ontario.
  • District committee officers elected annually at a rate of one committee member per twenty growers.
  • Grower members nominate and elect provincial directors to the local board from each of their districts in accordance with the provisions of the marketing plan.
  • 8 provincial directors and one appointed Chair.