The Tomato Capital of Canada, Leamington, Ontario, hosted its annual Greenhouse Vegetable Awards this past weekend at the Leamington Fair. Showcasing greenhouse-grown produce from North American growers, family-owned NatureFresh Farms was awarded many top accolades, including best overall pepper, tomato and cucumber.
NatureFresh Farms took home top awards in the following categories:
- Best English Cucumber
- Best Specialty Mini Pepper
- Best Beefsteak Tomato
- Best Cluster Tomato
- Best Specialty Tomato for TOMZ Orange Cherry Tomato
- People’s Choice Tomato for TOMZ Tomberry Tomato
- Kid’s Choice Tomato for TOMZ Tomberry Tomato
- Overall Best Cucumber for Long English Cucumber
- Overall Best Tomato for TOMZ Orange Cherry Tomato
- Overall Best Pepper for Red Mini Pepper
This is the second year in a row that NatureFresh Farms has won the Peoples Choice Award for Hottest Tomato and the Kid's Choice Award for Hottest Tomato for their Tomberry Tomato. The Tomberry Tomato, dubbed the World’s Smallest Tomato, is one that has seen positive response from consumers and continues to grow in demand.
Done under secret ballot, consumers get a true blind taste test on selecting the best varieties. NatureFresh Farms has proven themselves deserving of the awards with their continuous efforts toward perfecting flavor and growing the best vegetables they can. With such strong competition, NatureFresh Farms is proud to be taking home these meaningful awards voted and judged by the locals of Leamington.
All funds raised from the Greenhouse Vegetable Awards go to R.E.A.C.H International. This local charity has continuously hosted the 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 their main project currently in Uganda.