Nature Fresh Farms wins big at Greenhouse Vegetable Awards
The Greenhouse Competitions annual Greenhouse Vegetable Awards in Leamington, ON, took place this past weekend. Showcasing the best greenhouse-grown produce from leading North American growers, family-owned Nature Fresh Farms came back to the competition, prevailing in its yearly tradition of receiving many top accolades, including overall winner of the Hottest Tomato with its newest Umami Cherry Tomato, in addition to winning the entire Bite-Sized Tomato category with its Axiany placing third, Orange Cherry receiving second, and its Umami Cherry Tomato awarded first place.
Nature Fresh Farms took home awards in the following categories:
- Best Overall Tomato
- Best Tomato on the Vine Cluster Tomato Category first and second place
- Best Bite-Sized Tomato Category first, second and third place
- Best Specialty Tomato Category
- Sweetest Strawberry Category second place
- Coolest Cucumber, English Cucumber Category second place
- Hottest Tomato, Beefsteak Tomato Category second place
- Hottest Tomato, Roma Tomato Category third place
- Perfect Pepper, Orange Bell Category second place
- Perfect Pepper, Red Bell Category second place
- Perfect Pepper, Yellow Bell Category second place
The Greenhouse Competitions has been a local event that Nature Fresh Farms looks forward to every year, and the company said it is always proud of placing and especially honored to earn top spots for some of its favorite varieties.
“Every year this event draws a lot of local attention with the grower base,” said Director of Sales Matt Quiring. “This year’s event presented us with a clean sweep on the Bite-Sized Tomato Category taking home first, second and third place in one of the most highly sought-after tomato categories. In addition to that, we walked away with the Best Cluster, Best Specialty Tomato and Best Overall Tomato for the second consecutive year the contest has ran. It is always great validation to see that our growing processes and seed selection strategies are paying off. With this year being our first year entering into the strawberry segment, we are excited to have also received second place overall proving that we will be a force to contend with in the future.”
Nature Fresh Farms said it is thrilled to be a Farm Level Sponsor with all funds raised from the Greenhouse Vegetable Awards going to R.E.A.C.H International. This local charity has continuously hosted this annual competition which celebrates Essex County as being the largest greenhouse industry in North America. As a recognized and registered Canadian charity, R.E.A.C.H International’s humanitarian efforts assist the poor all over the world with their main project currently in Uganda.