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Del Fresco Pure wins Grow South Essex Award

Del Fresco Produce Ltd., recently won the Grow South Essex Award at the 2019 Leamington District Chamber of Commerce 25th Annual Business Excellence Awards.

The company has taken its expertise and technology, including integrated pest management, normally reserved for growing their renowned tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers and set its sights on growing greenhouse strawberries. The result is the delicious Yes!Berries, North America’s first pesticide-free strawberry certified by SCS Global Services.

delfrescopureThe Del Fresco Pure team.“What a thrill to be recognized by the Leamington Chamber of Commerce and our community for our efforts in growing DelFrescoPure pesticide-free Yes!Berries strawberries," said Carl Mastronardi, president of Del Fresco Produce. "We are committed to research and development as a means of discovering new varieties of tomatoes, strawberries and more and introducing them to our customers throughout North America.”

The Leamington District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards recognize and celebrate businesses, individuals and companies who have set high standards by demonstrating achievements that have contributed to prosperity and business development in the Leamington, Kingsville and surrounding area.

“Those involved in today’s emerging greenhouse technologies are the innovators who establish tomorrow’s avenues of economic development, emphasizing the importance of the local greenhouse industry,” said Fiona McLean, marketing manager of Del Fresco Produce. “Developing and applying emerging technologies with creative market awareness campaigns can be challenging.  Yet achieving this combination makes earning the Grow South Essex Award a significant achievement for Del Fresco Produce Ltd. and our brand DelFrescoPure.” 

DelFrescoPure is an innovator and leading company in the premium greenhouse industry that grows and markets greenhouse tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers beans, eggplants and strawberries. We are family-owned and have been operating for over 50 years in Kingsville, Ontario. The company prides itself on quality produce, unsurpassed flavor and personalized customer service. Learn more at