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SUNSET® Honored as Most Award-Winning Contestant at Leamington Greenhouse Competition

SUNSET® does it again, winning seven awards at the Leamington Greenhouse Competition this year, including being honored as the most award-winning contestant over the last 10 years.

Along with Most Awarded, SUNSET® took home top honors in six other categories, including: Specialty Tomato, Kids’ Choice Tomato, Specialty Bell Pepper, Red Bell Pepper, Kids’ Choice Cucumber, and best of all, the coveted People’s Choice Tomato.

We’re very excited this year’s competition was so successful,” said CEO Paul Mastronardi. “It’s especially rewarding to be honored as the most awarded contestant over the last decade. These numerous awards over the years are a testament to the strength of the SUNSET® brand and its commitment to innovation and flavor.”

This commitment to innovation and flavor were exemplified at the competition as SUNSET® won a People’s Choice award, as well as two Kids’ Choice Awards. In addition, SUNSET® dominated the Specialty Tomato category, taking all 3 top spots with Mini Kumato® taking first place.

“People’s Choice Tomato is a special award, because it comes directly from our consumers and our community,” shared Paul Mastronardi.  “Along with that, winning all three spots in the Specialty Tomato category and taking first place in Specialty Bell Peppers just confirms that consumers really love SUNSET® flavor.”

The annual greenhouse 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.

SUNSET® Wins Prestigious International Flavor Awards

Kingsville, ON (June 7, 2017) SUNSET® is the proud recipient of two prestigious flavor awards from The International Taste and Quality Institute in Belgium. This is the 8th consecutive year the greenhouse company has been recognized for outstanding flavor.

Taking top honors this year was SUNSET’s newest product, Aloha™ peppers, a unique striped sweet bell pepper with eye-catching color that will no doubt create excitement in the category.

“Aloha™ peppers are our newest signature offering,” shared CEO Paul Mastronardi. “They have an attractive striped appearance and super sweet flavor – ideal for any gourmet dish.”

Judges also awarded SUNSET® Minzano® tomatoes for their classic, aromatic flavor. Minzano® tomatoes are available in a variety of pack formats, including the new SUNSET® Minzano® Pasta Kit, a convenient meal solution to make an authentic pasta dish in just 15 minutes. They have a balanced flavor and hearty texture, making them the perfect saucing tomato.

“We congratulate Mastronardi Produce on this extraordinary achievement,” commented Christian De Bauw, Managing Partner at ITQI the International Taste and Quality Institute. “It is clear their products are of superior quality and we applaud the greenhouse company on growing such incredible and unique flavors.”

 

 

 

 

SUNSET® Surpasses $200K in MS Society Donations

Kingsville, ON (June 5, 2017) This year SUNSET® raised over $20,000 for the MS Society of Canada which allowed the company to hit a milestone of over $200,000 in lifetime donations for this worthy cause.

This is the 13th year SUNSET® has been a supporter of the MS Society. The company hosts various internal fund raisers as well as participates in the annual MS Walk in Leamington, Ontario, with 100% of the proceeds going towards the charity which supports Canadians living with MS as well as research for a cure.

“We’ve been supporting MS for many years, and each year it seems to get better and better,” shared Maria Rubino, MS team leader at SUNSET®. “Employees at SUNSET® always rally together for the community and I’m so proud to be a part of this cause.”

“I’m very proud of all our employees who participate and come together for the community,” shared President Paul Mastronardi. “This is a great cause and I’d like to thank everyone at SUNSET® who takes part each year.”