Peter Quiring Receives OPMA’s Cory Clack-Streef Produce Person of the Year Award
- by Anne Allen
LEAMINGTON, ON, CANADA - A cause for celebration has arrived over here at ANUK! Recently, Nature Fresh Farms announced President and Founder, Peter Quiring, was the recipient of the Ontario Produce Marketing Association’s (OPMA) Cory Clack-Streef Produce Person of the Year Award.
“I am so proud to have won this award,” shared Peter Quiring. “However, I consider that Nature Fresh Farms won this award—not just myself. There are a lot of people here working hard every day to bring quality, fresh produce to the table of North Americans.”
According to OPMA’s website, the award is given to an individual that has demonstrated on a regular basis for the last year, untiring efforts to improve the quality, distribution, or consumption of fruits and vegetables marketed within or outside the province of Ontario through innovation, cooperation, and hard work.
Having been a very difficult year for the entire agriculture community, Quiring took incredible efforts to help ease rising tensions toward the agricultural industry during the onset of the pandemic. As noted in the release, Quiring offered full transparency into Nature Fresh Farms' operations during its asymptomatic outbreak, sharing not only the company’s experience but also some insight on the obstacles many farmers and greenhouse growers have been experiencing. Through his innovation, collaboration, and superior leadership, Quiring has shown a true commitment to the industry.
Every November, four prestigious awards are presented at the OPMA Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony. This year, the award was announced during OPMA’s first-ever virtual Gala on November 19.
Congratulations to Peter Quiring for earning this recognition from all of us here at AndNowUKnow!