The Center Plate Partner Recognition Program (Center Plate) was created to acknowledge CPMA members who go above and beyond to support Canada’s only national fruit and vegetable association. CPMA’s programs and initiatives are essential to our sector; with the goal of increasing the overall consumption of fresh produce to improve our population’s health while ensuring a strong and vibrant industry. To support these initiatives, CPMA offers a wide range of sponsorship opportunities that give members the opportunity to increase their profile within the sector while boosting their business.

Thank you to our Center Plate Partners. Their sponsorship and support enables many of the activities of CPMA. To learn more, please contact Sue Lewis at or 613-226-4187 x226.

$75,000 +

Oppy Windset Farms Mucci Farms

$50,000 +

Sunkist   Star Group  SUNSET
Peak of the Market RedSun Farms

$35,000 +

 Thomas Fresh Taylor Farms EarthFresh  BCFreshWonderful Pistachios & Almonds Krown Produce - Lid Highline MushroomsFresh Direct Produce BCTree Fruits 

$20,000 +

 Del Monte Fresh  Dole  Robinson Fresh  Accolade Inc.  Association des Producteurs de Nadarcott du Maroc    Naturipe Farms  The Little Potato Company Ltd.  Vineland Growers  USA-Pears  Driscoll's  Sobeys Inc.  Vegpro International Inc.  Double Diamond Farms  Association des producteurs maraichers du Quebec  Stemilt Growers LLC  Van-Whole Produce  Lakeside Produce Inc.  Houweling's Group    M.L. Catania Co. Ltd.   Apio Inc.  Florida Tomato Committee   Courchesne Larose Ltée 

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Qualification Criteria:

To qualify for Center Plate, members must be a sponsor of a CPMA program or event. Center Plate levels are based on sponsorship of CPMA events/activities and the overall financial participation* in:

  • CPMA Programs & Events
  • Convention Registration
  • Trade Show Participation (Exhibit Booths, Additional Exhibitor Promotional Opportunities)
  • Membership

Sponsor Benefits:

All Center Plate partners receive prominent visibility on CPMA’s websites, special recognition at the Annual CPMA Convention & Trade Show, and an exclusive invitation to the Directors and New Members’ Reception.

*NOTE: Partners’ financial participation is calculated based on CPMA’s fiscal year ending October 31. Partners’ contributions are recorded in the fiscal year the sponsored programs/events occur, not when payment is received by CPMA. (For example, sponsorship of the 2018 Vancouver Convention & Trade Show will appear in the report for the fiscal year November 1, 2017 to October 31, 2018).

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