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Update 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.

Summer 2018 Updates

Golf Day Coming Soon

The OPMA’s 24th Annual Golf Tournament is quickly approaching and is set to take place on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. For those still wishing to sponsor both golf and gala please take a minute to look through our Sponsorship Chart and email emilia@theopma.ca if you would like to sponsor or have any questions. Those who sponsor also have the opportunity to contribute an insert to our golf bags which will be given to all of the golfers once they register. Sponsors can also set up sample stations on the golf course.  If you would like to purchase tickets, please contact dee@theopma.ca.

An Update on Jeff Honey, Director of Inspections

Jeff will be hosting a series of Quality Control seminars on October 31, November 7, and November 14, 2018. 

The purpose of the seminars is to familiarize participants with the most efficient way to receive and check a load of produce on arrival to determine quality. Topics to be covered include: determining the quality and condition upon arrival, determining if an inspection on the load is warranted and reviewing the requirements of the federal inspection program and other independent inspection services.

If you are interested in signing up or have any questions, please contact jeff@theopma.ca or dee@theopma.ca.

New “In the Kitchen” Series on Produce Made Simple

Video Strata ThumbnailFeatured across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, Produce Made Simple has everything you need to know about your favourite fruits and vegetables. With hundreds of of mouth watering recipes, ranging from appetizers, to desserts, cocktails and everything in between.

In July we featured Berries and Ontario Greenhouse Vegetables. We also launched a new video series called, “In the Kitchen.” These videos have brought our content to life, giving a face to Produce Made Simple and delivering produce tips in a fun and interactive way. Each video is performing better than the last, with viewing retention averaging at 86%! Subscribe to our Youtube Channel today!

Summer 2018 Updates

2018 proved to be another great year for the OPMA. Both the annual golf tournament and gala saw great turnouts and our consumer facing platform, Produce Made Simple saw great growth and increased consumer engagement. We hope that 2019 will continue to bring great things for the organization and our membership! Check out the OPMA’s 2018 highlights!

 

 

 

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