Greenhouse Competitions in Leamington, ON made a return this year with the annual Greenhouse Vegetable Awards this past weekend.
Showcasing the best greenhouse-grown produce from leading North American growers, family-owned Nature Fresh Farms came back to the competition winning accolades, including overall winner of the Hottest Tomato with its newest Umami Cherry Tomato. This is in addition to winning the Bite-Sized Tomato category with its Axiany placing third, Orange Cherry receiving second and its Umami Cherry Tomato taking first place.
Nature Fresh won best overall winner of the Hottest Tomato with its newest Umami Cherry Tomato.
Nature Fresh Farms took home awards in the following categories:
- Best Overall Tomato.
- Best Tomato on the Vine Cluster Tomato Category 1st & 2nd Place.
- Best Bite-Sized Tomato Category 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place.
- Best Specialty Tomato Category.
- Sweetest Strawberry Category 2nd Place.
- Coolest Cucumber, English Cucumber Category 2nd Place.
- Hottest Tomato, Beefsteak Tomato Category 2nd Place.
- Hottest Tomato, Roma Tomato Category 3rd Place.
- Perfect Pepper, Orange Bell Category 2nd Place.
- Perfect Pepper, Red Bell Category 2nd Place.
- Perfect Pepper, Yellow Bell Category 2nd Place.
The Greenhouse Competitions has been a local event that Nature Fresh Farms looks forward to every year and are always proud of placing and earning top spots for some of its favorite varieties.
Matt Quiring (left) and Benny Teichroeb (right) of Nature Fresh Farms.
“Every year this event draws a lot of local attention with the grower base,” said Matt Quiring, director of sales. “This year’s event presented us with a clean sweep on the Bite-Sized Tomato Category. We also walked away with the Best Cluster, Best Specialty Tomato and Best Overall Tomato for the 2nd consecutive year the contest has ran. It is always great validation to see our growing processes and seed selection strategies are paying off. With this year being
our first year in the strawberry segment, we are excited to have also received 2nd place overall.”
Nature Fresh Farms 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 its main project currently in Uganda.