Welcome to the Fresh Vegetable Growers of Ontario (FVGO)

The FVGO is a not for profit organization formed in 2005. The FVGO represents all fresh market vegetables grown in Ontario with the exceptions of asparagus, garlic, potatoes, rutabagas, greenhouse and processing vegetables as they are covered by grower organizations.

Our Mission and Objectives, and current Board of Directors, are below.

FVGO Mission and Objectives

Our commitment is to provide the highest level of support and recognition for the fresh vegetable grower through the development of relationships and the pursuance of priorities that would directly provide sustainability for the industry.

The Fresh Vegetable Growers of Ontario are committed to:

  • the promotion of fresh Ontario vegetables

  • lobby for minor use registrations

  • provide input and encouragement for research and development that addresses the grower needs and concerns

FVGO Board of Directors

2023 FVGO Board

Mark Srokosz – Region 1

Mark Wales – Region 2

Quinton Woods – Region 3

Joann Chechalk (Secretary/Treasurer) – Region 4

Henk Droogendyk – Region 5

Norman Charbonneau (Chair) – Cruicifer Crops

John Gorzo – Low acreage & Specialty Crops

Teresa Van Raay – Root bulb & Leafy Vegetables

Raymond Orr – Tomato & Peppers

Morris Gervais – Sweet Corn, Peas & Beans

FVGO Grower Representation on Board of Directors

FVGO Growers are represented on the Board of Directors as follows:

District (5) by counties:

1.       Essex, Chatham-Kent, Lambton, Middlesex, Elgin

2.       Oxford, Brant, Niagara Haldimand-Norfolk, Hamilton-Wentworth

3.       Huron, Perth, Waterloo, Wellington, Bruce, Grey, Dufferin, Simcoe

4.       Halton, Peel, York, Durham

5.       All remaining counties in the province including Eastern and Northern Ontario

Commodity Groupings:

1.       Crucifer Crops

2.       Low acreage and Specialty crops

3.       Root, bulb and leafy vegetables

4.       Tomatoes and Peppers

5.       Sweet corn, peas and beans