Saturday, June 15th will be remembered as one of the best parties I have been to in a long time. I celebrated the oldest Co-operative in Ontario's 100th anniversary with over 1000 people, including the Premier of Ontario. From live bands to an amazing dinner to the most incredible fireworks display I have ever seen. Capping the night off with a slider trio and two ice cream trucks was the icing on the cake. Speaking of the cake, a 6 foot by 8 foot cake was enjoyed by all.
Vineland Growers' Cooperative was started on the 12th of September 1913, when four prominent Niagara Peninsula fruit growers met at the home of Mr. Alonzo H. Culp to discuss the formation of a co-operative fruit company. Since then the Co-operative has grown to over 300 members, covering over 5000 acres, selling over 1,000,000 cases of tender fruit each year. Hipple Farms has been a member of Vineland Growers' Cooperative for the last 95 years, and has had a member of the Hipple family on the board for 46 of those years, this include 2 Hipple's being elected president of the Cooperative.
This year while you are shopping for the best fresh fruit in your local grocery store, support the Co-operative by buying Vineland Growers produce.