Oppy Celebrates Vancouver Roots During CPMA Trade Show; Colbert Rahal Shares

Oppy Celebrates Vancouver Roots During CPMA Trade Show; Colbert Rahal Shares

VANCOUVER, BC - For this year’s Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) Trade Show and Convention, the Oppy team will not have to travel far as it is being held in Vancouver, British Columbia, the company’s home turf.

Colbert Rahal, Canadian Sales Director, Oppy

“It’s an honor to host from our headquarters this year. Our hometown producers from the Fraser Valley have so many inspiring stories to impart—it’s innovators like them who are making a difference in the industry, so it’s quite special to share that with our retail partners during this top-notch show,” Sales Director for Canada Colbert Rahal shared.

As an annual sponsor of the closing night banquet, Oppy will feature a cinematic journey of its key partners and what it’s like to grow in one of the most fertile regions of the world, a release detailed. These partners include:

  • Perpetual Vegetable Co. - With a focus on sustainability emphasized by its positioning line, “Life grows on,” their high-tech greenhouse control systems allow for the conservation and recycling of water, carbon dioxide, and other valuable nutrients. They produce top-quality long English and mini cucumbers, and sweet bell and mini peppers
  • UP Vertical Farms - With nearly a decade of research and development, UP utilizes cutting-edge technology to grow crops at 350 times the yield of conventional field-grown leafy greens. Their fully automated system uses 99 percent less water and fertilizer with no pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides
  • Origin Organic Farms - As the first organically certified greenhouse in 2005, OriginO is a leader in this category. They grow peppers, tomatoes, and cucumbers to the exacting standards of Canadian organic specifications. They’ve developed unique drainage and irrigation systems and enrich the soil with the stems and leaves of each generation of plants they grow
  • Golden Eagle Farms - One of the largest blueberry holdings in the world and one of the largest members of the Ocean Spray cooperative, Golden Eagle Farms is committed to the highest standards of cold-chain management and traceability. Its proximity to production fields ensures the retention of firmness and flavor in its blueberries and cranberries
As the annual sponsor of the CPMA closing night banquet, Oppy will highlight some of its key partners

“Sharing the unique qualities of our community isn’t just an opportunity, but a cornerstone of the commitment we make to our customers. We anticipate presenting our offerings in a fresh perspective as well as collaborating on how we can continue meeting their evolving needs,” added Rahal.

Stop by booth #915 to learn more about these amazing suppliers.

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Based in Ottawa, Ontario, the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) is a not-for-profit organization that…


Growing, marketing and distributing fresh produce from around the globe for more than 160 years, Vancouver, BC-based Oppy…