Greenhouse vegetable production continues to grow and the sector has become the number one commodity in Canada in terms of farm cash receipts. The greenhouse vegetable production’s success has been achieved, in part, through research and innovation, new technologies resulting in a longer growing season. The sector has increased its focus on sustainability and in so doing is proving itself to be a leading model for the future.
As with other CHC committees, the Greenhouse Committee is comprised of members who are growers and/or represent grower associations from the five greenhouse vegetable producing regions: British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec and the, Atlantic. Together, they decide on and work with CHC staff and Government of Canada ministries on issues that affect greenhouse production for that year.