Larry has been involved in the produce industry for 35+ years, including more than 27 years as President & CEO of Peak of the Market, a not for profit company which sells almost 100 varieties of vegetables year-round for Manitoba growers.
Larry, as well as 22 other individuals, was appointed to the Canadian Food Policy Advisory Council by the federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau. While supporting a healthier and more sustainable food sector, this national council is committed to ensuring that all people in Canada can access a sufficient amount of safe, nutritious, and culturally diverse food. The multi-disciplinary appointees have the expertise and lived experience to bring diverse social, environmental, health and economic perspectives to the table to help address food system challenges and opportunities of today and into the future. The council’s four near-term action areas include:
- Help Canadian communities access healthy food
- Make Canadian food the top choice at home and abroad
- Support food security in Northern and Indigenous communities
- Reduce food waste
Larry is passionate about ending hunger, promoting good health, and reducing food waste, and he is a tireless community leader, including serving as Chair of the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA), Food and Beverage Manitoba, and the Winnipeg and Manitoba Chambers of Commerce. Congratulations Larry!