At this year’s 14th Annual Leamington Greenhouse Competition Sunset earned the most awards, including the most first place awards, during the two-day competition.
Sunset® saw a repeat performance for Best Overall Strawberry by its Wow dreamberry™ and also repeated its win for Best Overall Cucumbers with its mini seedless cucumber. One Sweet® Cucumbers and Qukes™ won top spots in the cocktail cucumber category. The uniquely striped ALOHA™ pepper won Best Specialty Bell Pepper and Yowzers!™ red chili peppers won Best Specialty Hot Pepper; Sunset orange bell pepper also received first place in its category. And finally, Campari® won best cocktail tomato, further proving its position as The Tomato Lover's Tomato®.
“Flavor comes first in everything we do, always,” says Paul Mastronardi, President and CEO of Mastronardi Produce. “Flavor brings people together; it’s a part of our conversations, it’s a part of falling in love with food and remembering that exact moment you tasted something incredible – and we are providing that experience. Receiving these awards is always an honour, and it’s a humbling feeling to be recognized and supported by our local community.”
Each entry is judged through a blind taste test by a panel of experts, including representatives from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Affairs, chefs, and produce managers. The annual greenhouse competition is hosted by R.E.A.C.H. International, a locally funded charitable organization. Proceeds from the competition are used to support the development of schools and clinics in Uganda.
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