Fall Harvest 2020 Panel: COVID-19 Challenges for Canadian Growers and the Produce Supply Chain (Recorded November 3, 2020)
The produce supply chain has risen to the unimaginable challenges imposed by the COVID-19 global pandemic to ensure that fresh fruits and vegetables continue to make it to Canadian tables. On this panel, you’ll hear from growers, packers and distributors on how the pandemic has impacted them and their workers, and what they’ve done to ensure that their operations have continued to operate safely and efficiently.
Moderator: Larry McIntosh, Peak of the Market
- Beth Connery, Connery’s Riverdale Farms Ltd.
- Guy Pouliot, Ferme Onésime Pouliot
- Jan VanderHout, Beverly Greenhouses Ltd.
- Jason Webster, MWM Farms Ltd.
Fall Harvest 2020 Panel: The Produce Supply Chain in Your Neighbourhood and Food Security in Canada (Recorded November 4, 2020)
This panel offers an opportunity to learn about how the fresh produce supply chain is integrated in communities across the country. You’ll hear about how produce makes its way from the field, orchard or greenhouse to grocery stores in bustling urban centres – and how the sector contributes to food security here in Canada. You’ll also learn about how the fresh produce industry is working to make our supply chain more sustainable – from the farm gate to the dinner plate.
Moderator: Mario Masellis, M.L. Catania Co. Ltd.
- Jim DiMenna, Red Sun Farms
- Ray Keenan, Rollo Bay Holdings Ltd.
- Guy Milette, Courchesne Larose Ltée
- Oleen Smethurst, Costco Canada