CANADA - Spend any amount of time with this industry, and you’ll soon learn the importance of giving thanks. Gratitude and generosity go hand in hand across the fresh produce sector and sharing their thanks this October is our friends to the North. Celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving, we asked a few industry members what they’re most grateful for over this past year—and what they hope the next year ahead has in store.
Paul Mastronardi, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mastronardi Produce®/SUNSET®
“Thanksgiving in Canada is all about family, friends, and giving thanks for the fall harvest. As a fourth-generation Canadian business, this is a time of year many of us look forward to at Mastronardi Produce. We embrace the opportunity to gather at the table and share fresh, quality produce with our loved ones. Wishing a happy Thanksgiving to our fellow Canadians!”
Leona Neill, Director of Marketing and Packaging, Red Sun Farms
“During this Thanksgiving season, our Red Sun Farms family is truly proud to be providing fresh greenhouse produce to all of the communities that we call home. We are thankful to all of our employees, to our customers, and to the consumers for bringing Red Sun Farms to their Thanksgiving festivities.”
Dino Di Laudo, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Westmoreland Sales/Topline Farms
“Thanksgiving is a time for celebration, but also a time to be grateful. As we reminisce about the last year, we remember that it’s the faces and places in our industry that help to bring the fresh, delicious, greenhouse-grown produce to the tables of the communities we serve. Westmoreland is proud to grow the food to bring Canadian families together with this, and every meal. Happy Thanksgiving!”
Kelsey Van Lissum, Marketing Communications Manager, Oppy
“On behalf of team Oppy, Happy Thanksgiving to all! Wishing everyone health and happiness this Canadian holiday. I am thankful for my amazing team and wonderful colleagues in the industry—working together to provide fresh produce to families worldwide, including on their Thanksgiving dinner table, to which a cornucopia of hearty produce will forever play an important role.”
We here at AndNowUKnow are grateful for all these operators do!