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Burnac Produce Ltd. will look into how foodservice providers can substitute the imported produce they use with fresh Ontario-grown products. They will work with Vineland Research and Innovation Centre and the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers to try to identify and test an Ontario tomato variety that can replace or offset dependence on the “gas-green” tomato currently being imported from the United States. The project partners will also work with Ontario farmers to increase the production of okra, Chinese long bean, eggplant, bittermelon, karella, specialty tomatoes, and opa squash for Fortino’s and other retailers for the 2015 growing season.
For more information about Burnac Produce Ltd., visit their website and their Ontariofresh.ca profile.