Greenhouse vegetable producer, NatureFresh Farms based in Ontario, Canada, received top honors in four key categories in the Greenhouse Vegetable Competition this weekend.
NatureFresh won the following categories:
People’s Choice For Hottest Tomato: NatureFresh Starburst Tomato
Best Cocktail Tomato: NatureFresh TOMZ Sweet Red Cocktail Tomato
Best Red Bell Pepper: NatureFresh Red Bell Pepper
Best Yellow Bell Pepper: NatureFresh Yellow Bell Pepper
Held each June during the Leamington Fair, The Greenhouse Vegetable Competition allows greenhouse growers and marketers to showcase their best produce. With 16 different product segments split in to three primary categories as the Hottest Tomato, Perfect Pepper, and Coolest Cucumbers, the public has the opportunity to taste hundreds of different types of vegetables to select the best entries in the competition.
Done under secret ballot, consumers get a true blind taste test on selecting the best varieties. The entry with the highest amount of public votes through Friday and Saturday for each competition wins the People’s Choice Award.
“We are very pleased to have won these top awards for our tomatoes and bell peppers,” said Peter Quiring, President of NatureFresh Farms. “Our employees take great pride in growing the best vegetables we can, and when you receive awards like this, especially the People’s Choice Award, you know you are doing good things,” Quiring added.
All funds raised from the Greenhouse Competitions go to R.E.A.CH. International. This local charity has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to build schools and clinics, drill water wells, and sponsor and care for impoverished children in Uganda, Africa.
NatureFresh will be featuring the winning varieties at the upcoming United Fresh Tradeshow & Convention this week in Chicago, IL. To learn more about the varieties and the extensive products that NatureFresh grows, visit booth #1238.