Job offersmore »

Tweeting Growers

Top 5 - yesterday

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Exchange ratesmore »

CAN (ON): Local grocers carry produce from new greenhouse tomato grower

Local grocers are stocking up on some local produce, with a number of stores in the area now carrying beefsteak tomatoes from Graham’s Farm Market in Minden.  

Shannon Blanchard and Andrew Graham are in their second year of production with a greenhouse on the farm property just off Bobcaygeon Road.

The 5,200-square-foot greenhouse is home to 1,200 tomato plants.

“HCDC [the Haliburton County Development Corporation] has been a huge help in this,” Graham notes, explaining grants from HCDC were used to help pay for aspects such as ventilation and irrigation systems.

The list of area grocery stores carrying beefsteak tomatoes from Graham’s has blossomed to half a dozen this season, with tomatoes available at Dollo’s Foodland, the grocery section at Robinson’s General Store in Dorset, the West Guilford Shopping Centre, McFadden’s Meat Market in Haliburton Village and the Foodland in Coboconk.

Publication date: 8/10/2018



Other news in this sector:

8/14/2018 Four climatic zones in organic greenhouse Reichenau-Gemüse
8/14/2018 Project calls for women entrepreneurs in Africa to build intelligence network
8/13/2018 North Alabama man grows tomato that looks like a duck
8/13/2018 Kenya: Wheat grower switches to greenhouse tomatoes
8/13/2018 Slovakia: Coating helps tomatoes get through hot summers
8/10/2018 US (NE): Immigrant workers arrested at tomato greenhouse
8/10/2018 Video: Educational organic greenhouse trials cucumber cultivation
8/9/2018 New Zealand: Young Growers to face off in final
8/9/2018 "Rootstocks: the most common thing in organic pepper cultivation"
8/9/2018 "I'd rather it's too dry than too wet, but this is too much"
8/8/2018 Sweden: Former wood factory transformed into vertical farm
8/8/2018 Dutch lettuce grower installs LEDs in 29,000 m² greenhouse
8/8/2018 US: "Horticulture industry’s age problem bigger than you think"
8/8/2018 US (OK): Beggs couple pioneers in aquaponic farming
8/7/2018 "Our mini pepper acreage doubles every year"
8/7/2018 US (NH): Extending the strawberry growing season
8/6/2018 Quantifying hand-harvested produce and its growing conditions
8/6/2018 Government helps young Canadians gain experience on the farm
8/6/2018 Pick up for free: 6 million snack tomatoes
8/6/2018 CAN (ON): Greenhouse grower announces second phase of strawberry expansion