September 2022 Newsletter

OPVG News - September 2022

OPVG Newsletter

September 2022 Edition

It's fall election time


Fall means it’s time for Board Member Elections, and as per Regulation 441, OPVG has appointed Canlead Solutions as our Returning Officer to oversee elections for 2023. 


There are four current Board positions up for election – two in District 1, and one each in Districts 2 and 3. Here are the current Board Members whose two-year terms are wrapping up this year:


  • District 1: Chris Stewart and Tom Keller
  • District 2: Carl Merrick
  • District 3: Neil Reimer


The nomination period will be from October 3 to 14.

Watch for notification from Canlead Solutions later this month.

November Policy Day


We are planning a Policy Day in London later this fall for District delegates. Details are still being finalized, but we will be reviewing policy papers and assisting the Board in crafting directional policies for the District committees.

Watch for details in the coming weeks.


OPVG featured in Fortinos campaign

Throughout the month of August, OPVG was a key partner in Fortinos Pick Ontario First campaign. It’s the second year the GTA-based grocery chain – a division of Loblaw – ran the campaign to build awareness with customers about the food produced from local Ontario farms, with a special focus on farm associations. The mostly online campaign – using flyers, newsletter and online shopping – was designed to educate and engage with customers of the company’s 23 locations. OPVG was one of several Ontario ag commodity groups and Foodland Ontario featured in the program. 

Grower Field Day

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2022 OPVG Grower Field Day, presented together with Bonduelle.


The weather, attendance and range of agronomic topics covered made for a great day of information and socializing.


Thank you to DLB Farms of London for graciously hosting.

Farm & Food Care

marks 10 years


OPVG was on hand to celebrate

Farm & Food Care Ontario’s

10 year anniversary at a

summer BBQ for members

and supporters. 


Take a shot

at the 4th annual

OPVG Photo Contest 


Fall brings great photo opportunities. Look around and send in some snapshots to shine a light on Ontario’s processing vegetable sector and the people behind it. Winning photos receive a cash prize and will be featured in OPVG marketing and promotional material, including social media.


  • Four categories: Our Farm Families, Something to Admire, Field to Fork, Best Overall
  • Prizes: $175 for winning photo in each category
  • Deadline: December 31, 2022


You don’t need to be an OPVG member to enter.  Full details are available here.

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