organic radishes

Feds back first-in-Canada organic hothouse radishes

By Dave Bedard Glacier FarmMedia staff A Quebec vegetable grower will be spotted over $625,000 toward what’s billed as a first-in-Canada plan to grow organic radishes year-round. Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau on Aug. 13 announced $625,419 in repayable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) funding through the AgriInnovate program for Les Jardins A. Guerin et Fils, […]

Updated organic standards clear committee vote

By Dave Bedard Glacier FarmMedia staff The latest round of revisions for the Canadian Organic Standards has passed a key vote on its way to becoming federal regulation. Members of the Canadian General Standards Board’s (CGSB) technical committee on organic agriculture voted unanimously last month to approve the draft of the Canadian Organic Standards submitted […]

Organic crop prices soft ahead of harvest

Marlo Glass, MarketsFarm Organic commodities have been put under pressure price-wise ahead of harvest due to co-operative weather and higher-than-expected yields. “Some yields are sounding really good,” said Scott Shiels, procurement manager with Grain Millers Canada Corp. at Yorkton, Sask. In particular, oat and wheat yields showed strength. “If yields continue to be as good […]

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Organic breakfast delivery startup goes retail

A Quebec startup offering organic oatmeal and granola direct to consumers via online subscription is now taking a first step into the bricks-and-mortar retail market. Montreal-based Oatbox announced in June it will sell four flavours of its granola and oatmeal products, in 300-gram family-size packs, at Metro grocery stores within Quebec. Set up in late […]