KINGSVILLE, ON – At the 14th annual Leamington Greenhouse Competition, SUNSET won more awards than any other company in attendance.
SUNSET saw a repeat performance for Best Overall Strawberry by its WOW dreamberry, and also repeated its win for Best Overall Cucumbers with its mini seedless cucumber. ONE SWEET Cucumbers and Qukes won top spots in the cocktail cucumber category. Their uniquely striped ALOHA pepper won Best Specialty Bell Pepper and YOWZERS! red chili peppers won Best Specialty Hot Pepper; SUNSET orange bell pepper also received first place in its category. And finally, Campari won best cocktail tomato.
“Flavor comes first in everything we do, always,” said Paul Mastronardi, president and chief executive officer of Mastronardi Produce. “Flavor brings people together; it’s a part of our conversations, it’s a part of falling in love with food and remembering that exact moment you tasted something incredible - and we are providing that experience. Receiving these awards is always an honor, and it’s a humbling feeling to be recognized and supported by our local community.”
Each entry is judged through a blind taste test by a panel of experts, including representatives from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Affairs, chefs, and produce managers.