NatureFresh Farms, which has a greenhouse operation in Delta, took home several honors at the recent annual Leamington, Ontario, Canada Greenhouse Vegetable Awards, including Best Overall Tomato.
The company was also awarded top honors in the Best Bite Sized Tomatoes, Best Cocktail Tomato, and Best Beefsteak Tomato categories. It also took honors in the Best Yellow Bell Pepper category.
It’s the second consecutive year the company won the Best Cocktail Tomato and Best Yellow Bell Pepper awards.
“Receiving these awards is more than just about showcasing the best that we grow, it is about our commitment to pushing the category in the right direction in delivering consistent flavor across the category”, said Peter Quiring, NatureFresh owner and president.
“Our retail customers love our Snacking Tomato program because of the unique and flavorful varieties we grow,” said Matt Quiring, executive retail accounts manager. “It’s not just about selecting the right seed to grow, it is about the growing environment, the plant nutrition, and the grow to market strategy we employ year-round from our farms to ensure we deliver the best we grow, regardless of the season.
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.