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The reasons are clear why Ontario-grown cut flowers and potted plants are the preferred choice. From the greenhouse to the store in no time at all, when you support our province's farmers and Pick Ontario, You are assured the freshest product available.


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Flower of the Month

Tulip (Tulipa species)

Tulip (Tulipa species)

Tulips are native to Central Asia where they were cultivated for centuries by the Turks. In fact the common name “tulip” is the Turkish word for “turban”. By the 17th century Tulips had found their way to Europe and for a while became incredibly popular, particularly in…

Grower of the Month

Niagara Tulips

Niagara Tulips

Niagara Tulips Ltd. specializes in greenhouse produced hydroponically grown, soil free cut Tulips. We use no pesticides and the plants are clean for shipping. Established in 2005 it is an international venture combining the knowledge and experience of tulip forcing from the Netherlands in a North American production facility. The Van Hell’s bring their experience and skills operating and managing a greenhouse in Canada and the Van Meer’s from Holland have many years’ knowledge and expertise of field bulb production as well as forcing hydroponic cut tulips in a greenhouse. Bulbs used…

What is Pick Ontario?

pickOntario is a marketing campaign to help raise awareness, interest and demand for Ontario-grown cut flowers and potted plants. The first campaign was launched in the year of 2007 at the Grocery Innovations Show in Toronto. Over the past few years, pickOntario has grown into a recognizable brand with participation from many growers and stores. pickOntario's continuous goal is to remind people that there are locally grown flowers in Ontario.

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Province aims to reduce farm use of neonics
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March 14th, 2015 - Toronto Star Replica Edition

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March 3rd, 2015 - Toronto Telegraph

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February 23rd, 2015 - Ottawa Business Journal

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January 23rd, 2015 - Farms.com

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January 21st, 2015 - Farms.com

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January 21st, 2015 - Farms.com

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January 21st, 2015 - Farms.com

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January 16th, 2015 - KelownaNow

2015 greenhouse carbon tax relief grant applications now available
January 16th, 2015 - The Province of British Columbia

B.C.'s greenhouse carbon tax relief grants available
January 16th, 2015 - The Williams Lake Tribune

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January 12th, 2015 - Farms.com

Labour Force Survey for December 2014
January 12th, 2015 - Daily Exchange Magazine

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January 11th, 2015 - NiagaraThisWeek.com

Ornamental Horticultural Alliance joins CFA
January 11th, 2015 - NiagaraThisWeek.com

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January 9th, 2015 - Abbotsford Today

Labour Force Survey, December 2014
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National News: National Unemployment Unchanged At 6.6% In December
January 9th, 2015 - NorthumberlandView.ca

A look at needed farm skills
January 8th, 2015 - Yorkton This Week

The Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance Joins the CFA
January 7th, 2015 - Farms.com

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January 6th, 2015 - Vancouver Desi

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Initiatives receive provincial funding
December 24th, 2014 - The Wellington Advertiser

Floriculture To Food Production: Food Safety First
December 23rd, 2014 - Farms.com

2014 Farm Bill Provides Greater Protection For Specialty Crop Growers
December 22nd, 2014 - Farms.com

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December 21st, 2014 - Money

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December 20th, 2014 - 107.9 The Breeze

GreenView: Top 12 Tips for a Greener Holiday
December 19th, 2014 - NorthumberlandView.ca

Additional Disaster Coverage Available For Specialty Crop Growers
December 18th, 2014 - Farms.com

Provincial News: Helping Greenhouse Growers
December 17th, 2014 - NorthumberlandView.ca

Helping Greenhouse Growers
December 17th, 2014 - Newsroom - Ontario.ca

U.S. Census Of Horticulture Arriving In Mailboxes This winter
December 17th, 2014 - Farms.com

How Low Can You Go? Low Daily Light Integrals Impact Young Plant Quality and Production Time
December 17th, 2014 - Farms.com

USDA Provides Greater Protection For Fruit, Vegetable and Other Specialty Crop Growers
December 16th, 2014 - Farms.com

WagJag Canada: $40 Worth Of NHL Gift Baskets for Only $18
December 15th, 2014 - BargainMoose.ca

Vertical Farming, Plant Factory and Grow Lights for Agriculture Market 2014 to 2020
December 13th, 2014 - Le Lezard

USDA Conducting 2014 Census Of Horticulture
December 11th, 2014 - Farms.com

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre hosts poinsettia open house
December 9th, 2014 - NiagaraThisWeek.com

Bougainvillea's response to deficit irrigation tested
December 8th, 2014 - e! Science News

Resources Fact Sheets and Publications
December 4th, 2014 - Eastern Ontario AgriNews

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December 3rd, 2014 - Daily Exchange Magazine

'Major farm types posted higher average operating revenues' last year
December 2nd, 2014 - Madhunt.com

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December 1st, 2014 - TheRecord.com

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December 1st, 2014 - NiagaraThisWeek.com

Liquid Investments Partnering With the Best in the Business
November 30th, 2014 - Digital Journal

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November 30th, 2014 - U Publish Articles

Development of a Long Term International Marketing Strategy (LTIS) for the Floriculture Industry
November 27th, 2014 - MERX

Province Awards $772,500 to Flowers Canada (Ontario) Inc. To Promote Local Plants and Flowers
November 27th, 2014 - Farms.com

Ontario boosting "locally grown" promotion
November 25th, 2014 - Canadian Garden Centre

Provincial floriculture gets marketing boost
November 24th, 2014 - Thorold Niagara News

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November 24th, 2014 - Niagara Falls Review

Growing Ontario's Floriculture Industry
November 24th, 2014 - Newsroom - Ontario.ca

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November 21st, 2014 - Le Lézard

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November 20th, 2014 - Le Lezard

Vineland hosting major poinsettia open house
November 18th, 2014 - Canadian Garden Centre

Harper Government Supports Canada`s Horticulture Sector
November 14th, 2014 - Farms.com

Harper Government Supports Canada's Horticulture Sector
November 13th, 2014 - Secure - GlobeAdvisor.com

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November 13th, 2014 - Le Lézard

CAHRC research identifies worker roles and skills needed on farms
November 13th, 2014 - AgAnnex

Visual TruView from Fluke Networks Helps FloraHolland Auction Billions of Flowers and Plants Annually
November 12th, 2014 - Money

Workshop on ‘Grooming Engineers as Entrepreneurs’
November 6th, 2014 - South Asia Mail

Attending The Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo: Reason 2 – Marketing And Business Management
November 5th, 2014 - Farms.com

Vibrant colours coming this spring
November 3rd, 2014 - Canadian Garden Centre

OMAFRA Connects – October 2014
October 23rd, 2014 - Blackburn News

CFL stars promote Never Alone rose at Expo
October 20th, 2014 - Greenhouse Canada

Moet Hennessy Bets on Bubbly in China With Sparkling Winery
October 1st, 2014 - Daily Breeze

Moet debuts made-in-China bubbly
October 1st, 2014 - CTV News

French brand Moet starts selling sparkling wine in China, from its new locally grown grapes
October 1st, 2014 - Yorkton This Week

French brand Moet starts selling sparkling wine in China, from its new locally grown grapes
October 1st, 2014 - CanadianBusiness.com

Moet bets on bubbly in China with sparkling winery
October 1st, 2014 - The Chronicle Journal

Vineland in the spotlight
September 24th, 2014 - Greenhouse Canada

Agrochemicals Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast to 2020 by Persistence Market Research
September 19th, 2014 - Digital Journal

Expo highlights the business of Holidayscaping
September 16th, 2014 - Constructionlinks.ca

India Farm Tyre Market Rose at 9% During 2009-13, Finds TechSci Research Study
September 15th, 2014 - Internet @ IT Business Net

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September 10th, 2014 - Greenhouse Canada

Greenhouse Sanitation Is The First Step In Managing Pests And Pathogens
September 9th, 2014 - Farms.com

Thirty-five years of growing
September 8th, 2014 - Greenhouse Canada

Column: Bright ideas for bulb combinations
September 5th, 2014 - Chilliwack Progress

Canadian rocker Kim Mitchell coming to the fair
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