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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

Freesia (Freesia species)

Freesia (Freesia species)

Freesias are familiar to many because they are very popular in the floral trade. The charming, tubular flowers are appropriate for nearly any type of arrangement and they have a rich, sweet scent that fills a room with fragrance. Freesia blooms have been a prized ingredient in…

Grower of the Month

Virgil Greenhouses Ltd.

Virgil Greenhouses Ltd.

Virgil Greenhouses Ltd. is a family business founded in l972. Since l989, Pim Boekestyn alongside with his wife, Evelyn, have been successfully growing top quality freesias with care. Freesia originates from South Africa, and is grown in the same climate conditions that have been established in his greenhouses. More recently the next driven generation which includes son Peter Boekestyn and son-in-law Tim Moes have got involved in the family business and have added a cut Ranunculus crop. This is typically a spring flower but they are in the process of trying to grow it year round for their…

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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