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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

Sunflower (Helianthus hybrid)

Sunflower (Helianthus hybrid)

Sunflowers are a native North American flower that was cultivated for thousands of years by the indigenous peoples for seed and oil. These days its popularity as a garden flower has resulted in hybridization efforts that have produced an array of sunflower sizes and colors. The…

Grower of the Month

Dutch Mill Gardens Inc.

Dutch Mill Gardens Inc.

Dutch Mill Gardens is a 250 acre fresh cut flower farm in Lynden, Ontario, owned and operated by Mike and Angela Scharringa. Dutch Mill Gardens has been in business for over 30 years. Originally owned by Mike’s parents, Ed and Elaine Scharringa, they have now passed down the family farm. Mike keeps busy as the owner, manager of operations and sales, as well as raising his quadruplets with his wife Angela. The farm specializes in Sunflower production and fresh cut country bouquets. All flowers are hand picked and bunched into their beautiful bouquets right on the farm. With over 110 acres…

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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