The Center Plate Partner Recognition Program (“Center Plate”) was created to acknowledge CPMA members who go above and beyond to support Canada’s only national fruit and vegetable association. CPMA’s programs and initiatives are essential to our sector’s success, with the goal of increasing the overall consumption of fresh produce to improve our population’s health, while ensuring a strong and vibrant industry. To support these initiatives, CPMA offers a wide range of sponsorship opportunities that give members the opportunity to increase their profile within the sector while boosting their business.

Thank you to our Center Plate Partners. Your sponsorship and support enables many of the activities of CPMA. To learn more, please contact Heather Urban at or 613-226-4187 x233.

$75,000 +

Sunkist Sunset

$50,000 +

Oppy   Quebec Produce Growers Association 
Mucci Farms        Peak of the Market

$35,000 +

 Courchesne Larose Taylor Farms EarthFresh   Del Monte Fresh Produce Canada Inc. CanadawideRed Sun Farms Chiquita Brands North America  Westmoreland (Topline Farms) Pure Hot House Foods Inc. Wonderful Pistachios & AlmondsThe Star GroupWindset Farms 

$20,000 +

 Highline Mushrooms  Dole Foods  BC Tree Fruits  Accolade Inc.  Association des Producteurs de Nadarcott du Maroc    Naturipe Farms  The Little Potato Company Ltd.  Vineland Growers  USA-Pears  Driscoll's  Thomas Fresh  NatureFresh Farms Inc. Vegpro International Inc.  Gwillimdale Farms Ltd.  Stemilt Growers LLC  Krown Produce / The Lid Company  Lakeside Produce Inc.  Houweling's Group    M.L. Catania Co. Ltd.   Cascades Containerboard Packaging  Florida Tomato Committee   Metro Richelieu Inc.  BCFresh  VLAM   Scotian Gold Cooperative Limited   Fresh Direct Produce   North American Produce Buyers Limited   FDACS (Fresh From Florida)   California Strawberry Commission   Global Citrus Group Inc. 

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Qualification Criteria:

To qualify for Center Plate, members must be a sponsor of a CPMA program or event. Center Plate levels are based on sponsorship of CPMA events/activities and the overall financial participation* in:

  • CPMA Programs and Events
  • Convention Registration
  • Trade Show Participation (Exhibit Booths, Additional Exhibitor Promotional Opportunities)
  • Membership

Sponsor Benefits:

All Center Plate partners receive prominent visibility on CPMA’s websites, special recognition at the annual CPMA Convention & Trade Show, and an exclusive invitation to the Directors and New Members’ Reception.

*NOTE: Partners’ financial participation is calculated based on CPMA’s fiscal year ending October 31. Partners’ contributions are recorded in the fiscal year the sponsored programs/events occur, not when payment is received by CPMA. (For example, sponsorship of the 2020 CPMA Convention & Trade Show will appear in the report for the fiscal year November 1, 2019 to October 31, 2020).

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