Benefits of Being a Member

  • Updating members with critical information regarding the Canadian, and more importantly, Ontario’s produce industry
  • immediate communications on time sensitive issues impacting the produce industry by way of Member Notices, e.g. health hazard alerts
  • access to a high-quality inspection service for fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables that provides inspection certificates and digital photographs that aid in dispute resolution
  • training seminars for your quality control personnel to help protect your bottom line, performed by OPMA’s nationally-renowned instructor, Jeff Honey
  • professional assistance and advice on industry-related issues (e.g. interpretation of government regulations, grade standards, good arrival guidelines)
  • preferred pricing on a number of different OPMA products, services and events, including inspections, seminars and golf tournament registration fees
  • access to promotional materials to help promote your industry
  • sponsorship opportunities to link your products with OPMA’s promotional campaigns promoting produce consumption
  • networking opportunities, e.g. annual Golf Tournament, Gala Dinner, Curling Bonspiel and Bowling
  • access to OPMA’s membership list containing contact information; a valuable reference to target potential new business contacts
  • exceptional advertising opportunities through billboards adjacent to the Gardiner Expressway at the Ontario Food Terminal in Toronto which are for the exclusive use of the produce industry and are priced at a significant discount for OPMA members
  • access to Freggie, the produce mascot for the industry