About Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers The highest quality produce for all customers
OGVG is a not-for-profit organization, formed in 1967, representing approximately 220 members who grow greenhouse tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers on over 2,500 acres in Ontario, Canada. Our growers span from Windsor to Niagara and as far north as Ottawa.
Under Regulation 417 of this Act, OGVG is responsible for licensing all growers, packers and marketers of Ontario greenhouse tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers. As a member-based organization, a Board of Directors and committees have been put in place to aid in the decision making process and to ensure the standards of the sector. Areas of focus include research, food safety, energy, environment, market performance and marketing. The Board also annually reviews, amends as appropriate, and approves the General Regulations for OGVG.
In addition, OGVG works hard to promote and connect its growers with government agencies, consumers, retailers and foodservice operators across North America through various government lobbying events, research, marketing initiatives, trade shows and community activities. As a whole, OGVG strives to support the Ontario greenhouse vegetable sector and its growers, however possible, to ensure success for today, sustainability for tomorrow, and fresh, nutritious, quality produce for all!
What we Stand For With member service focus in mind, the OGVG Board has approved the following Vision, Mission, Mandate, Core Values and Strategic Objectives for the organization.
Vision:Producers have continual opportunity to succeed.
Mission:Recognize and prioritize producer needs, allocate appropriate resources, implement solutions to advance the interests of growers.
Mandate:Provide market access for producers and ensure the opportunity for economic success.
- Be professional and ethical and operate with fairness honesty and integrity at all times.
- Be transparent with stakeholders
- Be passionate on long-term sustainability of producers.
- Demonstrate efficient and effective administration in all areas of member service delivery.
- Demonstrate commitment to the highest standard of food and employee safety, quality and innovation.
- Provide a rewarding, motivating and productive workplace.
Our Products Tomatoes
Beefsteak Tomatoes are big, juicy, meaty, and heavy; some weigh as much as four pounds. They have a classic tomato flavour and can range in colour from pink to vibrant red to orange, depending on the variety.
Tomatoes on the Vine are marketed and sold stem-on, with four or five tomatoes to each vine. Allowed to ripen to a later stage of maturity, they have a higher sugar content, are bright red, and medium-sized.
Heirloom Tomatoes vary widely in size, shape, colour and taste. Heirloom tomatoes are quite different in appearance from common tomatoes but typically a higher sugar content and excellent flavour.
Roma Tomatoes distinguish themselves by their elongated torpedo shape. They are red orange in colour, smooth skinned and have a low seed count.
Cherry Tomatoes are generally much sweeter than large tomatoes. As there are hundreds of Cherry Tomato varieties, the size and colours will vary.
Grape Tomatoes are known for being small but big on flavour. The tomato plants produce dense, healthy foliage which converts more sunlight into sugars and other flavourful components.
On the vine Cocktail Tomatoes are uniform in colour and size, with a high sugar to acid ratio. Each tomato is round and red with a sweet tomato flavour.
The Bell Pepper is the common mature sweet pepper named for its bell-like shape. Inside its thick flesh is an inner cavity with edible, bitter seeds and a white spongy core. Bell Peppers have a tangy, sweet flavour due to its increased sugar content.
The Baby Bell Pepper mix consists of three colours; red, yellow, and orange. They have a sweet yet mild flavour. The Baby Bell Peppers have little to no seeds.
Mini Sweet Peppers are small, thumb size peppers that measure about three inches tall and have a crisp texture. They are sweet and have very few seeds, so they produce very little waste.
Seedless Cucumbers are the perfect choice when looking for a snack, appetizer, salad ingredient or even for added flavour in a variety of beverages. This refreshing, fat-free and low calorie option adds a fun crunch to any meal. Everything on this delicious vegetable is edible, from the delicately flavoured skin to the crisp inside. Just wash, slice and enjoy.
Mini Seedless Cucumber
Mini Seedless Cucumbers make a perfect snack when you’re on the move or use them as a quick addition to an appetizer or salad. Enjoy this crisp and delicious treat anytime and anywhere!
Cocktail Seedless Cucumber
Cocktail Seedless Cucumbers are loved by children and adults alike for their handy snacking size and crunchy refreshing taste. Pack them in lunches for a healthy treat.