Year-round greenhouse goodness

Consumer eating habits and demands for local food continues to evolve alongside advancements in technology and great intensity on sustainability.  In the context of the produce department, the globalization of food production and massive transportation infrastructures, seasonality has significantly less bearing on consumer expectations. Year-round availability of fresh, staple fruits and vegetables is the expectation. […]

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Greenhouse grower becomes a goji trailblazer

It may have been the third annual BC Veggie Day in the rest of the province but at TopGro Greenhouses in Aldergrove, it was also BC Goji Day. TopGro was one of four Delta, Aldergrove and Abbotsford greenhouses to open their doors to the public earlier this spring, but owner Peter Breederland was just as […]

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Horticulture is thriving on the west coast

On July 7, CHC held its annual Summer Tour in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland. The day-long tour brought together industry leaser, growers and Members of Parliament to explore and learn about various aspects of Canada’s horticulture industry. The tour’s first stop was Sunnyside Greenhouse where Sunnyside owners, Jos and Bram Moerman and Ray VanMarrewyk of […]

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BC Veggie Day highlights hi-tech applications

All BC vegetable greenhouses rely on technology but some incorporate more technology than others.  “If there’s new technology, I’m interested in it,” says Armand Vander Meulen of Bakerview Greenhouses in Aldergrove. Bakerview was one of four greenhouses holding open houses during the BC Greenhouse Growers’ Association’s third annual BC Veggie Day, May 21, and Vander […]

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