Loading…

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 DelFrescoPure.com.

New Zealand Envy and Jazz expected to turn heads
The New Zealand apple crop has landed, and retailers and shoppers should expect fresh, large and exceptionally flavorful apples to hit stores in June, enabling high-quality, year-round apple programs from T&G Global. T&G’s New Zealand apple volumes are up compared to last year, with Jazz and Envy driving the program, Read More ...
Western Growers mourns longtime staffer Tom Oliveri
Tom (Tommy O) Oliveri, a longtime Western Growers staffer who retired from the association in January 2018, several months shy of his 40th anniversary, died in his home Thursday morning, May 28. He was 67. Over four decades, Mr. Oliveri demonstrated uncommon dedication to the WG membership, establishing himself as a Read More ...
Homegrown Organic Farms earns EFI certification, shipping labeled product next week
Homegrown Organic Farms announced its certification from Equitable Food Initiative for its California-grown, organic stone fruit.  This certification demonstrates Homegrown Organic Farms’ dedication to the improved lives of its direct employees and all those associated with their organization.  EFI-labeled product will Read More ...
Magic Sun hires new sales operations director
Magic Sun, a leading hydroponic tomato grower in Mexico, is seeing strong growth and increasing interest in its program to deliver high-quality, year-round greenhouse-grown product. Alejandro Santander, vice president of sales and operations and one of the original founders of Magic Sun, indicated that the overall tomato market Read More ...
Buehler’s names new EVP of sales and marketing
Buehler’s Fresh Foods, a leading supermarket chain in northeast Ohio, promoted Mike Davidson to the position of executive vice president of sales and marketing. In Davidson’s new role his responsibilities include oversight of all current sales and merchandising departments, marketing, customer insights, central kitchen Read More ...

Market Watch

the source pro-act

Western growing regions getting hit by rain, cooler temps

floral pulse