2023 Cider Competition Results
February 24, 2023
On Tuesday January 31st, the 11th annual Sweet Cider Competition was held in Simcoe, ON. Some of the province's top cidermakers went head to head, resulting in the following winners:Sweet Cider1st - Brantview Apples & Cider, Sweet ...
Fall for Fall with Ontario Apples
October 07, 2022
Locally grown fruit will be in good supply this yearBy Lilian SchaerOntario’s apple growers are preparing for a bountiful harvest, ensuring there will be a plentiful supply of locally grown fruit this fall and winter. That’s fo...
Making local tree fruit a number one choice for Ontario consumers
April 27, 2022
News ReleaseFor immediate releaseVineland Station ON, 26 April 2022 – It will soon be easier for Ontarians to buy local apples and other tree fruit when they’re doing their grocery shopping. Ontario Apple Growers are receiving ...
Georgian Bay area grower honoured for lifelong commitment to apple growing
February 23, 2022
News ReleaseTom Ferri named Golden Apple Award winner Vineland ON, 22 February 2022 – A third generation apple grower from the Georgian Bay area is this year’s UPL Golden Apple Award winner. The award was present...
Joint statement recognizing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
September 30, 2021
STATEMENTNational Day for Truth and Reconciliation Joint statement recognizing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation September 30, 2021 (Guelph, Ont.) – AgScape, Beef Farmers of Ontario, Christian Fa...
Ontario apples promise great sweetness and flavour this fall
September 17, 2021
News release For immediate releaseVineland ON, 16 September 2021 – As apple harvest gets under way once again, Ontario consumers can expect great looking apples bursting with sweetness and flavour this fall.That’s ...
Ontario Apple Growers mark Local Food Week
June 09, 2021
News releaseMarketing efforts showcase the goodness of apples to consumers, bloggers, influencersFor immediate releaseVineland ON, June 9, 2021 - As Ontario marks Local Food Week, the province’s apple growers have been making sur...
2020 OFVC Cider Competition Results
February 21, 2020
Wednesday, February 19th at the Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention marked the 10th annual Sweet Cider Competition and the 7th annual Craft Cider Competition. A wide variety of common, specialty & sweet ciders wer...
Lifelong Innovator Receives Golden Apple Award
February 19, 2020
News Release Lifelong innovator wins Golden Apple Award For immediate releaseNiagara Falls ON, 19 February 2020 – Well-known apple industry innovator Don Peters has been named the 2019 Arysta Golden Apple Award ...
New Chair and Vice Chair elected at Ontario Apple Growers
December 20, 2019
News Release New Chair and Vice Chair elected at Ontario Apple Growers For immediate release Vineland ON, December 19, 2019 – Cathy McKay of Port Perry has been elected as the new Chair of the Ontario A...
2019 OFVC Cider Competition Results
February 28, 2019
Last week at the Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention marked the 9th annual Sweet Cider Competition, and the 6th annual Craft Cider Competition. With 16 common, 13 specialty & 11 sweet entries this year, competitio...
Pick-Your-Own pioneer honoured with Golden Apple Award
February 22, 2019
News Release For immediate release Niagara Falls ON, 20 February 2019 – Innovative apple grower Tom Chudleigh, who was instrumental in establishing pick-your-own orchards as a popular agri-tourism activity in O...
2018 OFVC Cider Competition Results
February 26, 2018
ThisÂ week at the Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention marked the 8th annual Sweet Cider Competition, and the 5thÂ annual Craft Cider Competition. With 17 common, 15 specialty & 13 sweetÂ entries this year, it was certainly cha...
Niagara area farm leader named Golden Apple award winner
January 24, 2018
News ReleaseÂ Niagara area farm leader named Golden Apple award winnerÂ For immediate releaseAlliston ON, 24 January 2018 â€“ Apple grower Art Moyer of Grimsby is the 2017 recipient of the Arysta Golden Apple Award....
Slightly smaller Ontario apple crop volume this year, but quality will be excellent
September 13, 2017
News Releaseâ€‹Slightly smaller Ontario apple crop volume this year, but quality will be excellentÂ As part of #Canada150, be sure to try the newest made-in-Canada apple varietyFor immediate releaseVineland ON, xx September 2017 ...
Ontario apples in demand for craft cider: The New Farm
September 04, 2017
The go-to alcoholic drink for millennials has producers seeking the best of the bushel.Â Gala, Honeycrisp, Ambrosia and Northern Spy: these are the popular Ontario apple varieties Prof. John Cline and his pomology research team at the ...
An apple a day is also good for the Ontario economy
February 28, 2017
New study highlights economic power, growth potential of Ontarioâ€™s apple industry...
2017 OFVC Cider Competition Results
February 24, 2017
ThisÂ week at the Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention marked the 7th annual Sweet Cider Competition, and the 4thÂ annual Craft Cider Competition. With a record number of entries this year, it was certainly challenging for the judging ...
Fresh Bites: How to pick the right cooking apple
October 14, 2016
What's the best apple for baking a pie? What about for applesauce?Â Ambrosia apples are low in acid and slow to brown. This makes it an ideal apple for salads...
Flamborough farmers report abundant, but smaller, apple crop due to hot summer
September 15, 2016
The extreme temperatures this summer have yielded a sweeter than normal apple crop in Ontario â€“ including in Flamborough â€“ but while the apples are numerous, theyâ€™re generally smaller in size.
Sweet, bumper apple crop ready for picking
September 15, 2016
The best apple crop in a decade is ready to be picked at Thiessen Orchards in Leamington.
Expect incredible sweetness and flavour from this years Ontario apple crop
September 09, 2016
A hot and dry Ontario summer with plenty of sunshine is translating into an extremely sweet and flavourful apple crop this year...
2016 OFVC Cider Competition Results
February 19, 2016
The cider industry is expanding rapidly in Ontario. This week marked the 5th annual Sweet Cider Competition, and 2nd annual Craft Cider Competition. With so many great entries the judging panel had a very difficult time choosing the best of ...
Norfolk County farm leader wins Golden Apple award
January 13, 2016
News ReleaseNorfolk County farm leader wins Golden Apple awardFor immediate releaseNiagara Falls ON, January 13, 2016 â€“ Norfolk County apple grower Murray Porteous is the winner of the 2016 Arysta Golden Apple Award.Porteous ...
Ontario Apple Growers 2016 Board of Directors Elected
December 23, 2015
Ontario Apple Growers 2016 Board of Directors Elected
For immediate release
The Ontario Apple Growers (OAG) is pleased to announce its new Board of Directors for 2016. During the District Annual Meetings held across Ontario i...
New Recipes from The Royal courtesy of Durham College
November 18, 2015
These recipes were developed for our on-stage cooking demonstrations at The Royal Agricultural Winter FairÂ Click the links to view the entire recipe:Â Ontario Apple Leek Duck Strudelhttp://www.onapples.com/recipe/ontario-a...
EATING NIAGARA: Seeking the ideal apple
October 21, 2015
hey're a harbinger of fall and promise to keep you and your doctor strangers.And somewhere in a stand of 11,000 trees on the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre farm, there's an apple â€” or two â€” in the works that will be abeacon of f...
Weather wreaks havoc on Ontarios apple crop
September 30, 2015
News ReleaseFor immediate releaseVineland ON, September 30, 2015 â€“ Consumers can expect fewer Ontario apples on the market this fall and itâ€™s all due to unfavourable weather during this past growing season.A spring frost th...
Our Baking Booklet with New Recipes
September 23, 2015
Just in time for the Canadian Baking and Sweets Show!You can download our new "Baking with Ontario Apples" booklet HERE or you can view each recipe right on our website:Baked French Toast with Cider Glazed ApplesPuffy Baked A...
Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce honours Delhaven Orchards
June 05, 2015
After more than 50 years in business, a family-run farm near Cedar Springs still relies on doing its homework and trying new technology to remain competitive.
Delhaven Orchards, owned by the Delanghe family, began in the summer of 1961.
Ontario Craft Cider Wins Big at The Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition
April 15, 2015
ONTARIO CRAFT CIDER WINS BIG AT THE GREAT LAKES INTERNATIONAL CIDER & PERRY COMPETITIONOntario cideries capture 25 awards in total(Toronto, ON â€“ April 14, 2015) The Ontario Craft Cider Association (OCCA) is thrilled to announce t...
Selecting Ontarios champion ciders
February 17, 2015
Bragging rights are on the line this week as the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (OFVC) holds its annual cider competitions.This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Sweet Cider competition, and last year, organizers gave makers of h...