Mastronardi/SUNSET® Takes Home 6 Top Awards at Greenhouse Competition
- by Jordan Okumura
KINGSVILLE, ON - Following up its latest “Best New Vegetable of 2014” win at United Fresh with SUNSET® Y.E.L.O.™ cocktail tomatoes, Mastronardi Produce/SUNSET® has once again been recognized at the 8th annual Greenhouse Competition in Leamington, Ontario.
This year, Mastronardi took home six first place awards including Best English Cucumber, Best Overall Tomato, and People’s Choice for Best Pepper with SUNSET® sweet bell peppers, according to a press release. SUNSET’s Seriously Sweet™ Zima™ tomatoes took top honors with Best Specialty Tomato and Best Overall Tomato.
“We’re very excited about the Greenhouse Competition results,” said CEO Paul Mastronardi. “Each year the contest gets bigger and better and we’re thrilled to have had such great success, especially with Zima™.”
The annual competition is hosted by R.E.A.C.H. International, a locally funded charitable organization, with proceeds going toward the funding of schools and clinics in Uganda.
“It’s been a great week,” continued Mastronardi, noting the wins at both United Fresh and the Greenhouse Competition. “We’re very proud and very thankful to be getting such incredible feedback from the industry and consumers alike. Zima™ and Y.E.L.O.™ are both great products with amazing color and flavor and have quickly become household favorites.”