The Packer's national editor Tom Karst collected these news items on the expo floor April 25-26 at the 2018 Canadian Produce Marketing Association convention and trade show in Vancouver.
NATUREFRESH: An expansion in acreage is in the works for NatureFresh Farms, says Ray Wowryk, director of business development for NatureFresh Farms (right), with Matt Quiring, retail accounts manager. With the 32 acres now being constructed, Wowryk says the Leamington, Ontario, company will put in lights to allow for winter production. With the added acreage, NatureFresh will have about 240 acres under glass, he says. “In parallel with our Ohio operation, we are going to have year-round production,” he says.