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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

Gardenia Indoors (Gardenia jasminoides)

Gardenia Indoors (Gardenia jasminoides)

Dark green foliage and fragrant white blooms make this selection a highly desirable houseplant. Gardenia thrive with bright light and added humidity, such as found in a bathroom or achieved with misting. Watering should be reduced in winter. Pairs beautifully with plants of lighter…

Grower of the Month

Bradford Greenhouses Ltd.

Bradford Greenhouses Ltd.

Bradford Greenhouses is a true Canadian success story. In August of 1956 Francis Ferragine immigrated to Canada from England with his wife Chiara, his son's Tony & Peter and his daughter Mary. For the next 4 years Francis and his family spent their time working as labourers in the Holland Marsh for local farmers. In 1961 Francis purchased property in Bradford and began growing a company. In 1975 Bradford Greenhouses opened a retail operation on Hwy 11 in Bradford and in 1993 Bradford Greenhouses open it's flagship retail store in Barrie. Today Bradford Greenhouses Ltd is one of the largest…

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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Northside farmers anticipating good strawberry crop despite harsh winter
May 29th, 2015 - Cape Breton Post

Follow that rotting corpse smell to the McMaster greenhouse
May 29th, 2015 - CBC Hamilton

Why the Indian Flower Industry is Attracting Attention from Investors - Press Release - Digital Journal
May 29th, 2015 - Digital Journal

From gloom to bloom
May 28th, 2015 - Lloydminster Meridian Booster

Watch out for scarlet lily beetles
May 28th, 2015 - Sherwood Park News

Want to teach your children to be good stewards? Time to get your hands dirty
May 28th, 2015 - Star News

Spring in Springhill
May 27th, 2015 - Farm Focus - Halifax

New dogwood a perfect fit for our prairie climate
May 26th, 2015 - Star Phoenix

‘The Grass Lady’ living her dream
May 26th, 2015 - Thorold Niagara News

‘The Grass Lady’ living her dream 0
May 26th, 2015 - Niagara Falls Review

Market season in Langley and Aldergrove
May 26th, 2015 - Langley Advance

Video: Greenhouse growers of B.C. - better than organic?
May 26th, 2015 - Vancouver Sun

No shortage of goods at market’s debut
May 26th, 2015 - NiagaraThisWeek.com

City of North Battleford’s annual beautification gets underway with flower baskets and barrels
May 25th, 2015 - Battlefords Daily News

GOVRC greenhouse open
May 25th, 2015 - Cumberland News Now

Greenhouse growers of B.C.
May 24th, 2015 - Vancouver Sun

Greenhouse growers of B.C
May 24th, 2015 - Vancouver Sun

First produce arrives at Sarnia market
May 24th, 2015 - Sarnia Observer

Aspiring greens thumbs learn from Halifax gardeners
May 23rd, 2015 - CTV Atlantic News

Did that plant just move?
May 23rd, 2015 - St. Albert Gazette

Grandest garden tour of them all
May 22nd, 2015 - Vancouver Sun

Toronto Summer Market Guide 2015
May 22nd, 2015 - StyleDemocracy.com

Lakefield Fairy and Dragon Festival will run for the first year
May 22nd, 2015 - Lakefield Herald

Global LED Agricultural Grow Light 2015-2021 - Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts for the $1.8 Billion Industry
May 22nd, 2015 - Secure - GlobeAdvisor.com

Research and Markets: Global LED Agricultural Grow Light 2015-2021 - Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts - Press Release - Digital Journal
May 21st, 2015 - Digital Journal

Global LED Agricultural Grow Light 2015-2021 - Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts
May 21st, 2015 - Morningstar

It’s Market Time!
May 21st, 2015 - Farms.com

B.C. Greenhouse Growers’ Association holds open houses
May 20th, 2015 - Georgia Straight

Veggie gardening for beginners: Advice from the Durham Master Gardeners
May 20th, 2015 - Mykawartha.com

One stop shopping at the Bridgetown Farmers Market
May 20th, 2015 - Nova News Now

Industrial Electricity Incentive program supports industrial expansion in Ontario
May 18th, 2015 - Plant Engineering & Maintenance

Plant dahlias now for summer bouquets
May 18th, 2015 - Oak Bay News

Make a beautiful moss basket
May 15th, 2015 - BCLocalNews.com

IESO’s Industrial Electricity Incentive Program offers more in Stream 3
May 15th, 2015 - Energy Management

Industrial Electricity Incentive Program Supports Industrial Expansion across Ontario
May 15th, 2015 - Constructionlinks.ca

Not all bees are frightening
May 14th, 2015 - Sherwood Park News

BC Veggie Day Greenhouse Tours
May 14th, 2015 - CityFood Magazine

Industrial Electricity Incentive Program Supports Industrial Expansion acro
May 14th, 2015 - Shawconnect Websol Barchart

Le Programme des tarifs préférentiels d'électricité pour le secteur industriel favorise l'expansion des industries partout en Ontario
May 14th, 2015 - CNW Telbec (FR)

Le Programme des tarifs préférentiels d'électricité pour le secteur industriel favorise l'expansion des industries partout en Ontario | Le Lézard
May 14th, 2015 - Le Lézard

Planting the seed for the second annual Grow a Row campaign
May 13th, 2015 - Baytoday.ca

Hamilton Mountain Farmer’s Market faces rough road
May 13th, 2015 - Hamilton Community News

CALENDAR: Northumberland Notes May 14-24
May 13th, 2015 - Northumberland Today

Gardening Tips: Up and down spring weather
May 12th, 2015 - SooToday.com

Gardening tips: have faith in seeds and reap the rewards
May 12th, 2015 - Global News

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May 12th, 2015 - Sault This Week

Just have faith: Growing plants from seeds can make your gardening experience better
May 12th, 2015 - Truro Daily News

Believe in seeds: They’ll expand your gardening horizons
May 12th, 2015 - Blackburn News

Orange County farmer uses aquaponic farming to grow fruit, veggies
May 11th, 2015 - DailyNews724.com

North Battleford City greenhouse welcomes visitors
May 11th, 2015 - Battlefords News-Optimist

Mother’s Day: give mom bouquet of ethical flowers
May 9th, 2015 - Metro News

Superfruits that will thrive in your garden
May 9th, 2015 - Toronto Star Replica Edition

Amherstburg Farmers Market opens May 16
May 8th, 2015 - Opinion - Blogs - The Windsor Star

Visit the Toronto Flower Market
May 8th, 2015 - Canadian Gardening Blog

Garden Hits & Myths: Tackling the myth of the May long weekend
May 8th, 2015 - Edmonton Journal

Enjoy the delightful smell of summer flowers in the City of North Battleford’s greenhouse
May 7th, 2015 - Battlefords Daily News

A veggie garden in a pot
May 7th, 2015 - Montreal Gazette

Let's Do Something -- May 7, 2015
May 7th, 2015 - Brandon Sun

Foodies Take Notice - It's Farm-to-Table Fresh in PEI
May 7th, 2015 - Canadian Traveller

Beautiful magnolias for Niagara gardens 0
May 6th, 2015 - Fort Erie Times

Beautiful magnolias for Niagara gardens
May 6th, 2015 - Welland Tribune

Fire destroys greenhouse on off-grid Dawson City farm
May 6th, 2015 - CBC North

Fire consumes part of Dawson City farm
May 6th, 2015 - CBC News - Canada

Talking garden trends
May 6th, 2015 - Vancouver Sun

Campbellford Farmers’ Market open for business
May 6th, 2015 - InsideBelleville

Toronto Hit List: Dirty Talk, Toronto Flower Market, Drake Night, I’m Going Downstairs & more!
May 6th, 2015 - She Does The City

A Gardener's Diary: Mulching helps conserve moisture
May 6th, 2015 - BCLocalNews.com

Rosa Flora expanding
May 5th, 2015 - Orangeville

Mill Market needs your help!
May 4th, 2015 - SooToday.com

Students cultivating a new appreciation for food production
May 4th, 2015 - Chatham Daily News

Hey, Green thumbs: Buy some plants, support students
May 4th, 2015 - Northern Life

Helen Chesnut: With a little effort, get a lot of loveliness
May 2nd, 2015 - Times Colonist

Blooming wonderful
May 2nd, 2015 - St. Albert Gazette

Milestone for market
May 1st, 2015 - Castanet.net

Winter damage ravages N.S. greenhouses
May 1st, 2015 - The Chronicle Herald

Gardening offers down-to-earth cures for mind and body
May 1st, 2015 - GuelphMecury.com

Opening day for markets in Penticton
April 30th, 2015 - BCLocalNews.com

Attractions in North Grenville
April 30th, 2015 - The Brampton Guardian

Fort Erie gets growing for Communities in Bloom
April 30th, 2015 - NiagaraThisWeek.com

Top gardening tips from Whistler's 'flower house' lady
April 30th, 2015 - Whistler Question

Flower play
April 30th, 2015 - The Coast

How gardening can be the bomb
April 30th, 2015 - Sherwood Park News

Saint John Public Gardens prepare for summer
April 30th, 2015 - CBC News - Canada

Stop and smell the flowers at new business in Elora | Your online newspaper for Southwestern Ontario
April 29th, 2015 - Exeter Times-Advocate

Here come the spring flowers
April 29th, 2015 - Prince George Free Press

Sardis Secondary School Farm opens
April 28th, 2015 - Chilliwack Progress

Cold kills grape buds again but there will be Essex County wine this year
April 27th, 2015 - Opinion - Blogs - The Windsor Star

Ontario greenhouse bounces back from disastrous fire
April 27th, 2015 - Report on Business - The Globe and Mail

Anxious to get gardening? Don’t wait!
April 25th, 2015 - St. Albert Gazette

Eating well: the resurgence of organic farming in Beaver Valley
April 23rd, 2015 - Simcoe County

Artist fuses love of clay and gardens
April 23rd, 2015 - Alberni Valley Times

Trees still feeling effects of freak storm
April 22nd, 2015 - Calgary Herald

HELEN LANG: Plant the seeds now for ripe tomatoes by August
April 22nd, 2015 - Peninsula News Review

White and red tipped roses to represent Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue
April 21st, 2015 - Montreal Gazette

Plan a Green City Market Mother's Day Weekend Outing Saturday, May 9 in Chicago
April 20th, 2015 - Digital Journal

Gardeners, it's time to get growing in Calgary (within reason)
April 18th, 2015 - Calgary Herald

Market partnership creates equestrian accessories
April 16th, 2015 - SooToday.com

Handy map showcases 41 food producers in Chatham-Kent 0
April 16th, 2015 - Wallaceburg Courier Press

Handy map showcases 41 food producers in Chatham-Kent
April 16th, 2015 - Chatham Daily News

The Toronto Flower Market’s 2015 Season Launch
April 16th, 2015 - She Does The City


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