IMMOKALEE, FL – September 5, 2023 – Lipman Family Farms BB #:110471 introduces two flavorful new tomatoes to their family of tomato varieties: the Monet Red and Bellavina. Both tomatoes were recently awarded the International Taste Institute’s 2023 Superior Taste Award, further emphasizing the innovative taste profiles of each.
“We are excited to introduce two new flavorful tomatoes and delighted to receive international acclaim for their taste profiles,” shared Elyse Lipman, CEO for Lipman Family Farms. “Our commitment to research and development to grow innovative varieties with flavor as the key differentiator has come to fruition,” she added.
Lipman’s Monet Red is a greenhouse grown cocktail-type tomato, available year-round. Picked fresh from the vine, perfectly round and naturally sweet, these cocktail tomatoes are great for any garden salad, pasta dish, or hors d’oeuvres, adding vibrancy and bold red color to any dish.
Lipman’s Bellavina is a greenhouse grown tomato on the vine, and is available year-round. Excellent for freshly slicing, cooking, roasting, or blending for sauces, the Bellavina offers a bold red color inside and out. Earning an impressive overall mark from the International Taste Institute, Bellavina received 3 of 3 stars.
The Monet Red and Bellavina tomatoes are prime examples of Lipman’s commitment to introducing new varieties that will excite customers with powerful flavor in every bite. These two varieties are part of Lipman’s innovation pipeline, rich with flavor.
The International Taste Institute, founded in 2005 and based in Brussels, Belgium, evaluates and certifies the taste of foods and drinks from around the world. Its jury of more than 200 selected professional taste experts scores product performance according to the 5 standard sensory criteria; first impression, vision, olfaction, taste, and texture. Awarded to products across the food and beverage industry, the award establishes their credentials as overall exemplary items.
“Our commitment to growing world-class food is a passion shared across our company,” shared Lipman. “We recognize the importance of bringing new, exciting options to consumers across North America and are committed to partnering with the best in the industry to source improved greenhouse varietals.”
Both premium tomato varieties are presented in premium packaging with bold branding to build consumer awareness and appeal to the food savvy shopper.
Lipman will be sharing these award-winning tomatoes with attendees in booth 633 at SEPC’s Southern Innovations this September in Charlotte, NC and in booth 3465 at IFPA’s Global Produce & Floral Show this October in Anaheim, CA.
About Lipman Family Farms
By creating authentic connections between our employees, customers, and communities for 75 years, Lipman Family Farms has become one of the nation’s largest integrated networks of growers, fresh-cut processors, and distributors of fresh produce. We pride ourselves in being an international company that remains family-owned, ensuring our ability to act as good stewards of our land and our people, creating growth that nourishes everyone. We are large enough to be local everywhere and are dedicated to being good from the ground up, providing solutions in research & development, field growing, greenhouse growing, procuring, packing, repacking, fresh-cut processing, distributing, food safety, and culinary development. Learn more at LipmanFamilyFarms.com.