This project, accomplished through the work of the Organic Growers and Consumers Association (OGCA), seeks to establish a central organic food centre to create greater availability and consistent supplies of locally grown organic fruits, vegetables and value-added products. The Hub allows for farmers to organise crop planting schedules, buy from grower members, as well as sort, pack and redistribute the widest possible range of produce, from one location.
After over 20 years in existence the OGCA the time is right for the organic market to expand as consumers are seeking access to easily accessible verified healthy options. The establishment of the Hub will also support the upgrade of the current grower’s production capacity and ability to reach organic certification.
The BECT is excited to support the OGCA to get to this new chapter in its evolution.