The Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) is excited to announce the launch of
our “This is Greenhouse Goodness” campaign which has converted the baggage claim
area to resemble a greenhouse farm at Windsor International Airport. The campaign is
designed to showcase the high concentration of greenhouses, achievements, and
innovation of the sector in southwestern Ontario. Residents, guests, and dignitaries arriving in Windsor will experience the benefits of Ontario grown greenhouse produce when entering the region through our educational messaging which promotes the health attributes of greenhouse vegetables and sustainable growing practices our growers adopt.
"The Windsor International Airport represents the dedication and innovation that truly defines Ontario's greenhouse vegetable growers," said Richard Lee, OGVG Executive Director. "We are proud to be the largest exporter of fresh, nutritious greenhouse produce that contributes significantly to the economic vitality of our region supporting food security.”
Windsor-Essex is known as the heart of Ontario's agriculture and agri-tech sector that
proudly employs over 32,000 people. The region is one of the largest greenhouse clusters
globally, a testament to the exceptional quality and innovation found in our local produce.
Each year our farms produce more than 503 million kilograms of fresh, nutritious, healthy
greenhouse produce grown right here in Ontario. The designated greenhouse area is
planned to remain at the airport over the next two years. To view photos of the airport, please click here.
The Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) represent more than 170 greenhouse operators growing over 3,800 acres of fresh and nutritious peppers, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Over the past decade, the sector boasts a growth rate averaging 6%, and is poised to continue that growth. As agricultural innovators, the sector continues to research, develop, and operationalize novel technologies and applications that will continue to expand and reinforce Canada's domestic food supply system while enhancing our position as a major partner in addressing global food security.
For further information and media inquiries, please contact:
Richard Lee, Executive Director