SUNSET® Flavor Prevails at Greenhouse Competition Awards
KINGSVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA - Summiting the mountain of flavor yet again, Mastronardi Produce® and its SUNSET® brand took home multiple awards at this year’s Annual Leamington Greenhouse Competition.
“Flavor comes first in everything we do, always,” says Paul Mastronardi, President and CEO. “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.”
According to a press release from the company, it earned a plethora of awards. 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. The greenhouse grower’s ONE SWEET® Cucumbers and Qukes™ won top spots in the cocktail cucumber category.
Its uniquely striped ALOHA™ pepper won Best Specialty Bell Pepper, and the YOWZERS!™ red chili peppers won Best Specialty Hot Pepper. The SUNSET orange bell pepper also received first place in its category. And last, but not least, Campari® won best cocktail tomato, further proving its position as The Tomato Lover’s Tomato®.
For each entry, the product was judged through a blind taste test by a panel of experts. These included representatives from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Affairs, chefs, and Produce Managers.
Each year, the greenhouse competition is hosted by R.E.A.C.H. International, a locally funded charitable organization, and proceeds from the competition are used to support the development of schools and clinics in Uganda.
Congratulations to Mastronardi Produce on this huge win! We here at AndNowUKnow can’t wait to see what successes come next.