Nature Fresh Farms Nabs Top Honors at Annual Greenhouse Competition; John Ketler and Matt Quiring Comment
LEAMINGTON, ONTARIO, CANADA - Another award ceremony is in the books for Nature Fresh Farms, as the annual Greenhouse Competition has officially wrapped. The grower announced a whole slew of recent awards, including top honors for its red bell peppers and Black Label Hiiros, which won ‘Best Overall’ in their respective categories.
“Nature Fresh Farms mission is to ‘Grow for a Kinder Future,’” explained John Ketler, President, Nature Fresh Farms. “To be presented with these awards illustrates to us that we are on the right path. That our team is innovating, collaborating, and advancing not only our business, but our industry forward—growing quality, sustainable, and flavorful produce.”
Nature Fresh Farms’ red bell pepper swept the Perfect Pepper category, taking first place in the Red Bell Pepper category and claiming Overall Best Pepper with a score of 980.0—the highest score of any produce in the competition’s history, according to a press release.
“This bell pepper’s smell, texture, and taste are unparalleled. We’ve never had a bell pepper score the highest overall in any competition,” exclaimed competition judges.
At the competition, greenhouse operators in the Essex County area had the opportunity to showcase their unique products while also supporting R.E.A.C.H. International, which raises funds to assist impoverished children and families in Uganda, Africa.
“We know that quality, consistency, and flavor are paramount to retailers and consumers when it comes to produce,” noted Matt Quiring, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. “Which is why we are very careful in our selection process, and why we have a dedicated team that sources the highest quality seeds for production in our greenhouses.”
Nature Fresh Farms claimed an impressive amount of awards in many categories, including first place awards for its Tiny Cocktail Cucumbers, Orange Bell Peppers, Beefsteak Tomatoes, and Roma Tomatoes.
“To win Overall Best Pepper and Overall Best Tomato and place within the top three in numerous other categories shows our selection and growing processes are on track and consistently able to provide quality produce; something we will always strive for [and] continuously seek to improve,” said Quiring.
For a complete list of Nature Fresh’s awards, please click here.
Three cheers for Nature Fresh Farms on these distinguished honors!