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World Crops

"World crops" is the shorthand term many people use to refer to crops that originate from other parts of the world, but can be grown here in Southern Ontario. Growing these crops here supports local farmers and reduces the distance the produce needs to travel. That means better freshness, taste and nutritional quality and less impact on the environment.

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre - production info sheets, post harvest handling and economic analysis of world crops. Focusing mainly on eggplants and okra.

Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation - statistics, media coverage and world crops growing guides.

The World Crops project Facebook page has videos and other links.

Toronto Environmental Alliance has four world crops guides (African/Caribbean, Chinese, Middle Eastern and South Asian) in different languages.

Articles in the Toronto Star and Globe and Mail give an overview of the economics of world crops, plus interviews with farmers who grow them.

For growers


Vineland Research and Innovation Centre - production info sheets, post harvest handling and economic analysis of world crops. Focusing mainly on eggplants and okra.

FarmStart research on the potential for marketing world crops. 

Country Guide article- marketing tips for world crops.


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