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July 2, 2015
FEATURED NEWS: Forbidden Fruit wins big
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Ridgetown Vegetable Open House 2015

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs plus the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus are hosting an open house July 14 for commercial vegetable growers and agribusiness. >> Read full article

Potato tampering tips award raised to $500K

The P.E.I. potato industry has raised the stakes for information leading to the conviction of anyone who has been inserting metal objects into Island potatoes. >> Read full article

Alberta hort growers touring Vimy farm

HortSnacks in the field will be touring Erdmann’s Gardens and Greenhouses in Vimy on July 21, 2015. >> Read full article

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Forbidden Fruit wins big

This past winter, Forbidden Fruit Winery in Cawston, BC, became the first winery in the Pacific Northwest to win top honours in both fruit wine and grape wine categories in the same competition. Wine Press Northwest magazine held it’s 15th annual Best of the Best competition, which only accepts entries that have won other awards. Forbidden Fruit received double platinum for its 2013 apricot-based Caught Mistelle and its 2011 Earth Series Merlot.

Winery owners Steve Venables and Kim Brind’Amour are no strangers to the podium. The fruit and grape wines they’ve been making for 10 years are multiple award winners.
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 Event Calendar 

Southwest Crop Diagnostic Day

July 8-9, 2015
Location: University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus, Ridgetown, Ont. >> More Info

16th Annual Enology & Viticulture Conference

July 20-21, 2015
Location: Penticton Trade and Convention Centre, Penticton, BC >> More Info

Canadian Outdoor Farm Show

September 15-17, 2015
Location: Canada's Outdoor Park, Woodstock, Ont. >> More Info

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

November 6-15, 2015
Location: Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON >> More Info