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Windset Farms wins the Tomato Inspiration Award 2014

Windset Farms from Canada is the world’s best tomato grower in marketing and sales. Today Windset Farms was declared winner of the Tomato Inspiration Award 2014. This price was awarded to Windset CEO Steven Newell during the first Tomato Inspiration Event held at the Ellington Hotel in Berlin.

Over 200 horticultural representatives attended the Tomato Inspiration Event today in Berlin. Amongst them the top 80 tomato growers in the world. Five of them were nominated as world’s best tomato grower in marketing and sales, being Agricola El Rosal from Mexico, GreenCo from the Netherlands, Mastronardi/Sunset from Canada, Red Star from the Netherlands and Windset Farms from Canada. A professional jury chose Windset Farms as overall winner of the Tomato Inspiration Award 2014.

Windset Farms was awarded for their outstanding performance in marketing and sales. Windset Farms owns growing operations with a total acreage of approximately 267 hectares in the greater Vancouver area in Canada, Las Vegas, Nevada and Santa Maria, California in the US and in Mexico. The company also contracts growers in North America, Europe and New Zealand. It grows red and yellow grape, campari and cocktail, roma, tomato on the vine, beefsteak, and heirloom tomatoes. In addition it also grows various types of peppers, cucumbers, lettuce, and strawberries. Meiny Prins, CEO of Priva, presented the award to Windset Farms.

The Tomato Inspiration Event is an annual initiative of HortiBiz. The first event has  been supported by eight partners: Bayer CropScience, Saint-Gobain Cultilene, GreenQ/DLV Plant, Koppert Biological Systems, Nunhems, Priva, Revaho and Svensson. Together they invited the top 100 tomato growers in the world to meet in Berlin, from which 80% have accepted the invitation. Over 200 people attended the event, including growers, speakers, partners and press. The event enables prominent tomato companies to meet and inspire each other and raise the sector to an even higher level.

Publication date: 2/10/2014



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