Canada 150: Hunger for tomatoes turns Canada into greenhouse superpower

Posted on
Jun 29, 2017
Canada 150: Hunger for tomatoes turns Canada into greenhouse superpower

Financial Post
Story by Peter Kuitenbrouwer with photos and video by Laura Pedersen

It's a burgeoning empire under glass. Canadian farmers now earn more from greenhouse vegetables than from eggs or potatoes. Vineland Research and Innovation Centre has spent $10 million to build a one-acre test greenhouse, which opened last year. “Growing local food in the soil is a limited opportunity for food sovereignty in Canada,” said Jim Brandle, Vineland’s chief executive. “Greenhouse food is safe. Plus, during the winter, you are not bringing things 2,000 miles to Canada’s dinner tables.” Read more