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SUNSET® Partners with Movember Foundation

Kingsville, ON (Oct 31, 2015) With November marking the month of men’s health awareness, SUNSET® has proudly partnered with the Movember Foundation to help support the worthy cause.

For the entire month, SUNSET® Kumato® packages will feature a fun moustache shaped label to help bring awareness to men’s health. Consumers are encouraged to peel the label, pose with the ‘stache, and post their photo using the hashtag #MoKumato to be featured on sunsetgrown.com

In addition to Kumato’s packaging facelift, SUNSET® has donated $20,000 to the Movember Foundation, which will go toward funding men’s health programs.sunset-movember

“We’re very proud to support the Movember Foundation for the second year in a row,” shared CEO Paul Mastronardi. “At SUNSET®, we strive to support a health lifestyle, from providing easy, nutritious recipes to supporting local walks and runs. Movember is an important cause because men’s health issues often get overlooked or underplayed. We want to help bring attention to these issues and support in any way we can.”

SUNSET® will also be hosting weekly giveaways on social media all month long to get consumers more involved. To learn mo’, visit sunsetgrown.com

 

Paul Mastronardi Named Produce Person of the Year

Kingsville, ON (June 28, 2016) ­ SUNSET® is proud to announce that President and CEO Paul Mastronardi has been named as Produce Person of the Year at the United Fresh, a produce industry exposition in Chicago.

Tying in with the theme of innovation, Mastronardi was selected for his outstanding contributions to the produce industry. Pamela Riemenschneider of Produce Retailer, who presented the award, said that Mastronardi is a driving force behind revolutionizing entire categories in the produce department.

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“He was instrumental in bringing the Campari® cocktail tomato to the market [back in 1995],” said Riemenschneider. “Since that time, the tomato category has expanded from basic beefsteaks, Romas, TOVs and cherries to a complete menu of flavors, textures, and colors from bright yellow to a deep brown.”

The fourth generation CEO from Leamington has earned a reputation in the industry for his passion for innovation, quality, and above all, flavor. Under his leadership, the company has been named Canada¹s Best Managed for seven consecutive years, and has continued to develop unique, flavorful products under the SUNSET® brand. The company is also an active member of the community, taking part in several different events and charities throughout the year.

“This is an award for the entire company. Without the hard work of the Mastronardi team, we would not be where we are today,” shared Mastronardi.

Congratulations, Paul!

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SUNSET® Takes Honors at Greenhouse Competition

Kingsville, ON (Jun 19, 2016) – SUNSET® is celebrating another win, this time taking awards at this year’s Hottest Greenhouse Competition at the Leamington Fair.FLAVOR BOMBS1.001

Leading the awards was SUNSET’s Flavor Bombs™, which took best bite-size tomato and best overall tomato. The accolades keep rolling in for Flavor Bombs™, which were also honored with a Superior Taste award from the prestigious International Taste and Quality Institution in Belgium.

“Flavor Bombs™ are the sweetest tomato out there,” shared CEO Paul Mastronardi. This year, they’ve taken the Midwest by storm, quickly becoming a household staple for local foodies and families.

“We’ve received such an overwhelming response from consumers who can’t get enough Flavor Bombs™,” said Daniela Ferro, Communications Coordinator for SUNSET®. “People are constantly emailing and calling just to share how much they love them.”

Another top-runner was SUNSET’s organic English cucumber, which took home the People’s Choice Award for Best Cucumber.

Want to try even more award-winning flavor? Visit SUNSET® booth 1626 at United Fresh this week.

Mastronardi Wins Prestigious International Flavor Award

Kingsville, ON (May 23, 2016) This spring, for the 7th consecutive year, Mastronardi Produce has been honored with the Superior Taste Award from the International Taste and Quality Institute in Belgium.

The greenhouse company’s SUNSET® Angel Sweet® led the way with top honors and an incredible evaluation from the ITQI.

“Angel Sweet® has been our fastest growing grape tomato,” shared CEO Paul Mastronardi. “We’re thrilled that it took the highest honour at this year’s evaluation.”Sunset-ITQI-SuperiorTasteAward

An award also went to SUNSET® Flavor Bombs™, which have taken the Midwest by storm th
is past year. The Michigan-grown cherry tomato has quickly become a must-have for local foodies looking for an exceptionally sweet snack.

R’orange Crunch™, one of SUNSET’s newest products, was awarded as well. Featuring citrusy flavor and an irresistible crunch, this unique new cherry tomato is bound to be a summertime favorite.

Products are judged based on a number of factors including appearance, aroma, texture, and of course, taste. Several hundred food and beverage brands participate in the ITQI Awards each year. Past award-winning SUNSET® products include Kumato®, Campari®, Zima® and One Sweet® tomatoes.

“We warmly congratulate Mastronardi Produce on this achievement,” commented Christian de Bauw, Managing Partner at ITQI. “Mastronardi should be very proud to market products that are so valued for their superior taste.”

Looking to get your hands on these award-winning brands? Contact your SUNSET® sales representative to learn more.

Mastronardi Supports Autism Awareness

Autism-picKingsville, ON (April 4, 2016) On April 2, World Autism Day, Melanie Mastronardi presented a check for $5,641 to Autism Ontario – Windsor Essex Chapter.

Mastronardi employees recently came together to raise funds for the charity, which supports local educational programs, therapy and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

“We are very proud to support such a worthwhile cause,” said Melanie Mastronardi. “Autism affects many families in our community, and we feel it is so important to bring awareness to this amazing program.”

“Our local program relies on the support and generosity of companies like Mastronardi Produce,” shared Livia Congi, Chapter and Program Manager for Autism Ontario Windsor Essex. “We’re so grateful for our continued partnership.”

The company will also be supporting the local Autism Awareness Walk/Run, which will be taking place Sunday, April 10th at Seacliff Park in Leamington. To learn more about how you can get involved, visit autismontario.com

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