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2008 Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention coming soon

Convention coming soon


March 7, 2008
By Marg Land


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Planning is well underway for the
2008 edition of Canada’s premier horticultural event, the Ontario Fruit
and Vegetable Convention.

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More than 1,200 horticultural producers, marketers, industry representatives and invited speakers attend the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention each year to take in the sessions and walk the trade show floor.

Planning is well underway for the 2008 edition of Canada’s premier horticultural event, the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention.

The 2008 dates have been set so mark Feb. 20 and 21 on your calendar and plan to attend.

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More than 1,200 horticultural producers, marketers, industry representatives and invited speakers attend the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention, held at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ont., every year in February.

Topics for sessions on day one of the 2008 event will cover vegetables, berries, grapes, tender fruit, direct farm sales, apples, farmers’ markets, growing in the Niagara region, plus organic production. A workshop on day one will involve on-farm food safety. Day two of the conference will feature topics covering wineries, tender fruit, grapes, vine crops, tomatoes and peppers, farmers’ markets, local food, on-farm traceability, and specialty crops. The workshop on day two will involve fire blight management.

The two-day event will also include demonstrations covering pollination and product traceability, a research poster session, plus a trade show featuring more than 100 industry-related businesses from across Canada and parts of the U.S.

Attendees can also look forward to the Niagara Food & Wine Event, being held the evening of Feb. 20. The annual reception is held on the trade show floor and features gourmet creations by selected Niagara area chefs and a sampling of red and white whites from wineries in the province.

The conference is delivered with the help of the Ontario Farm Fresh Marketing Association, Farmers’ Markets Ontario, the Niagara Peninsula Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association, Allied Trades, OMAFRA, and Hort Crops Ontario, along with the generous support of industry sponsors.

Registration starts now so fill out the form located on page 6 of this issue of Fruit and Vegetable Magazine or visit www.ofvc.com for more information.