Orangeline Farms Wins 7 Awards at the 9th Annual R.E.A.CH. International Greenhouse Competition

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Thu. June 23rd, 2016 - by Jordan Okumura-Wright

LEAMINGTON, ON – With the 9th Annual Greenhouse Competition having come to a close, the industry has been awash with new products and companies recognized for their achievements. Orangeline Farms™ and its brand, Zing! Healthy Foods™, has announced the company took home seven awards from the event.

Jordan Kniaziew, VP of Sales and Marketing, Orangeline Farms

“It’s what drives us and compels us to continue our journey, to be the brand people think of when making healthy choices, these awards reaffirm our passion and dedication to offer you our finest, that’s the best prize of all,” stated Jordan Kniaziew, Sales and Marketing for Orangeline Farms.

Orangeline took home the five gold awards and two bronze in the Perfect Pepper Category. The company listed its winnings in a press release as the following:

  • First place: Specialty Mini Pepper
  • First place in Specialty Long Category: Super Sweet Sheperds
  • First place for Kids’ Choice Pepper: Yellow Bell Pepper 
  • Four wins in the Bell Pepper Category: for red, orange, brown, and yellow varieties

The company said that amongst those judging the produce from Canada’s southernmost town, or “Produce County”, were foodies, experts, connoisseurs, and members of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), then followed by the public. Votes were cast by a blind testing of taste, color, sweetness, heat, and size. 

Orangeline stated that its peppers were part of over 200 entries from Leamington, and that its produce’s Zing! factor largely played a part in its win.

“We can honestly say that it’s our team of employees that make up that very secret. It’s difficult to specialize, it takes an extra bit of effort, a Zing factor if you will, to excel at what you do,” continued Kniaziew. 

The competition was put on by R.E.A.CH. International as a fundraiser for children in need from Uganda, Africa. The organization looks to provide the tools for vital growth in the area, and provide care to its children.

“What an amazing cause, and worthwhile reach we’re able to contribute to, it’s the manner of giving that’s worth more than the gift.” finished Kniaziew. 

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