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McCain recognizes top Manitoba growers

A&M Farm Ventures and S.B. Vegetable Growers took top honours at McCain Foods’ annual appreciation banquet last month. Tom, Lisa, John and Shawna Adriaansen of A&M Farm Ventures, near Carberry, accepted the 2018 Champion Grower award for Manitoba, the first time they’ve won the recognition. S.B. Vegetable Growers, from Portage la Prairie won Top Innovator

“If you look at our regulations our obligation is not to sell anything that doesn’t meet standards, which is Canada No. 1 and Canada No. 2 in the case of onions. However, we will try to find them a sale in processing or anywhere we can.” Larry McIntosh.

Veggie marketing wars continue

A second grower is taking aim at Peak’s practices

Another Manitoba vegetable grower is claiming Peak of the Market rejects too much produce, which costs growers and wastes food. Idzerd Boersma of S. B. Vegetable Growers near Portage la Prairie has joined Jeffries Brothers Vegetable Growers in calling on Peak to allow farmers to sell their own produce if Peak won’t. And it appears