NatureFresh Farms scores top honors

The Canadian-based greenhouse company currently producing hothouse tomatoes in Delta took top honors last week in greenhouse vegetable competition.

NatureFresh Farms, which will construct a dozen 15-acre greenhouses off of State Highway 109 over the next seven years, won in four key categories in the Greenhouse Vegetable Competition in Leamington, Ontario. The company earned the People’s Choice For Hottest Tomato – the Starburst; the Best Cocktail Tomato, the Sweet Red Cocktail Tomato; the Best Red Bell Pepper; and the Best Yellow Bell Pepper.

“We are very pleased to have won these top awards for our tomatoes and bell peppers”, said Peter Quiring, owner and 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.”

The winning varieties will be featured at the upcoming United Fresh Tradeshow and Convention this week in Chicago, Ill.

All funds raised from the Greenhouse Competitions go to R.E.A.CH. International. The 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.

The competition is held under a secret consumer ballot each June during the Leamington Fair in Ontario.