Nature Fresh Farms Wins Big at Leamington Greenhouse Competition; Matt Quiring Discusses
LEAMINGTON, ONTARIO, CANADA - This year, the annual Leamington Greenhouse Competition made its return to the industry. Nature Fresh Farms showed up and showed out in Leamington, Canada, as it took home several top spots in the competition this past weekend.
“Every year, this event draws a lot of local attention with the grower base,” shared Director of Sales, Matt Quiring. “This year’s event presented us with a clean sweep on the Bite-Sized Tomato Category taking home 1st, 2nd, and 3rd 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 2nd 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 2nd place overall, proving that we will be a force to contend with in the future!”
Showcasing some of the best greenhouse-grown produce from leading North American growers, family-owned Nature Fresh Farms was the overall winner of the Hottest Tomato with its newest Umami Cherry Tomato. In addition, the grower won the entire Bite-Sized Tomato category with its Axiany placing third, Orange Cherry receiving second, and its Umami Cherry Tomato awarded first place.
The Greenhouse Competition has been a local event that Nature Fresh Farms looks forward to every year. According to the release, the grower is always proud of placing, and it is especially honored to earn top spots for some of its favorite varieties.
At this year’s competition, Nature Fresh Farms took home awards in the following categories:
- Best Overall Tomato
- Best Tomato on the Vine Cluster Tomato Category - 1st and 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
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 the annual competition, which celebrates Essex County as being reportedly 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.
Congratulations to Nature Fresh Farms for its wins! Keep checking back to ANUK as we report on all things fresh produce.