Veal Farmers of Ontario (VFO) is a producer-run organization dedicated to promoting and enhancing a viable and competitive Ontario veal industry through
innovation, marketing, advocacy and education.



New executive elected for Veal Farmers of Ontario

 GUELPH, ON– At a recent meeting of the Veal Farmers of Ontario (VFO) Board of Directors, Tom Kroesbergen Jr. was elected to the position of Chair while Pascal Bouilly was elected as Vice Chair. A board member since 2015 when the VFO was formed, Tom and his brothers Bob and Steve, along with their families, operate Sunnydale Acres near Ailsa Craig. The Kroesbergen family have been raising grainfed veal full time for over 25 years. The family also cash crops, finish beef cattle and have a broiler operation.

“As VFO Chair I am looking forward to the coming year as we focus in our core business to address the issues directly impacting dairy calf and veal producers” stated Kroesbergen. “We have a busy agenda in trying to finalize the VFO Regulations review work with the Commission, collaborations with the Canadian Veal Association, research and projects supporting healthy dairy calves and our search for Ontario’s Best Veal Sandwich to name a few”.

Pascal has been a VFO board member since 2015, and prior to that served on the board of the Ontario Veal Association. Pascal is the Dairy Calf Supply Chain Manager with Grober Nutrition based out of Cambridge. In his current role Pascal is responsible for the development of the started dairy calves program at Grober as well as providing technical support for the Grober Sales Team.

“While I am new to a VFO Executive position, I look forward to sharing my experiences and insight working in the industry” stated Bouilly. “I am also looking forward to learning from my colleagues in both the veal and dairy sector, my goal being to further strengthen the relationship between these two sectors” added Bouilly.

Re-elected to the 8 member VFO Board of Directors were Judy Dirksen, Rita Maciukiewicz, Joyce Feenstra and Phillip Kroesbergen. The Veal Farmers of Ontario provides leadership to promote industry growth and viability through collaboration, innovation, marketing and education.

For more information contact:
Jennifer Haley, Executive Director

Tom Kroesbergen, Chair

Highview Food & Drink Awarded Best Veal Sandwich

sammie-logoThe verdict is in! After a tireless search extending to every corner of the province, Veal Farmers of Ontario (VFO) is proud to crown Southhampton restaurant Highview Food & Drink as the winner of Ontario’s Best Veal Sandwich 2016.
The winning entry was chosen from among three finalists – Cucino Mauro (Toronto), Highview Food & Drink (Southhampton), and Panini Italian Sandwiches (Woodbridge) – who prepared their culinary contenders under the glare of the Chef Stage lights at the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo Novemeber 19th in Toronto. With their veal-powered victory, Highview Food & Drink wins the right to claim their sandwich as Ontario’s Best.

“We are so excited to be chosen,” said Highview Chef Noelle Barone. “We’ve been open only four months and since we became a finalist we’ve been selling out of our Ontario veal sandwiches.”

Celebrity judges John Catucci, host of You Gotta Eat Here! on Food Network Canada, and cookbook author and radio/TV personality Chef Jo Lusted, along with consumer Keith Strickland, selected the winning sandwich.

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