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Nature Fresh Farms claims top honors at greenhouse competitions

Matt Quiring, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing at Nature Fresh Farms displays awards received at the 2022 Greenhouse Competitions.

June 20, 2022 Leamington, ON, CAN – Nature Fresh Farms BB #:274537 once again claimed top honors at the annual Greenhouse Competitions, receiving top honors for their Red Bell Pepper and Black Label Hiiros, which won ‘Best Overall’ in their respective categories.

“Nature Fresh Farms mission is to ‘Grow for a Kinder Future’,” explains John Ketler, President, Nature Fresh Farms. “To be presented with these awards illustrates to us that we are on the right path. That our team is innovating, collaborating, and advancing not only our business, but our industry forward – growing quality, sustainable and flavorful produce.”

Nature Fresh Farms Red Bell Pepper swept the Perfect Pepper category taking first place in the Red Bell Pepper category and claiming Overall Best Pepper with a score of 980.0 – the highest score of any produce in the competition’s history.

“This bell pepper’s smell, texture, and taste are unparalleled. We’ve never had a bell pepper score the highest overall in any competition,” exclaimed competition judges.

The Greenhouse Competitions, which celebrates Essex County for being the largest greenhouse industry in North America is an opportunity for the greenhouse community in the area to showcase the best of their produce while also supporting an excellent cause – R.E.A.C.H. International, which raises funds to assist impoverished children and families in Uganda, Africa.

“We know that quality, consistency, and flavor are paramount to retailers and consumers when it comes to produce,” noted Matt Quiring, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing at Nature Fresh Farms. “Which is why we are very careful in our selection process; and why we have a dedicated team that sources the highest quality seeds for production in our greenhouses.”

Nature Fresh Farms claimed awards in the following categories:
• Tiny Cocktail Cucumbers – 1st Place
• Mini Cucumbers – 2nd Place
• English Cucumbers – 2nd Place
• Red Bell Pepper – 1st Place (Highest scoring produce in competition history with a score of 980.0)
• Yellow Bell Pepper – 3rd Place
• Orange Bell Pepper – 1st Place
• Hot Pepper – 2nd Place
• Overall Best Pepper – Winner (Red Bell Pepper which scored 1st out of 32 Pepper entries)
• Specialty Berry – 2nd Place
• Beefsteak Tomato – 1st & 3rd Place
• Roma Tomato – 1st Place
• Cocktail Tomato – 2nd Place
• Specialty Tomato – 1st Place
• Bite Size Tomato – 2nd Place
• Overall Best Tomato – Winner (Black Label Hiiros which scored 1st out of 73 Tomato entries)
• Red Bell Pepper Chef’s Choice – Winner
• Tiny Cocktail Cucumber Chef’s Choice – Winner

“To win Overall Best Pepper and Overall Best Tomato and place within the top three in numerous other categories shows our selection and growing processes are on track and consistently able to provide quality produce; something we will always strive for continuously seek to improve,” said Quiring.

Produce at this year’s Greenhouse Competitions was scored by an expert judging panel comprised of professionals from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Affairs, grocery store produce managers, chefs and others who are given a specialized list of criteria upon which they rated produce during a blind taste testing.

About Nature Fresh Farms
At Nature Fresh Farms we find joy in innovation and see beauty in ingenuity. We believe we can be smarter about how we grow and our role in creating healthier communities by doing things differently. Based in Leamington, Ontario with facilities in Delta, Ohio, Laredo, Texas, and Mexico, we continue to expand our global network of quality growers and logistics partners, allowing us to provide the plumpest, crunchiest, freshest produce that tastes better because they’re grown better. At Nature Fresh Farms we are growing for a kinder future.

To learn more about Nature Fresh Farms visit Home | Nature Fresh Farms.

For more information contact:
Krysta Markham
Manager, Communications & Content
T : 519.326.1111 ext.1630
C : 226.936.2771
krysta.markham@naturefresh.ca