Kingsville, ON (June 18, 2018) SUNSET® earned seven awards at the 11th annual Leamington Greenhouse Competition, making it the most awarded contestant of the two-day competition.
Along with winning the Overall Best Tomato and Overall Best Pepper, SUNSET took top honors in five other categories, including: Cluster Tomato, Cocktail Tomato, Bite-Size Tomato, Specialty Bell Pepper and Specialty Hot Pepper. In addition, SUNSET dominated the Bite-Size Tomato category, placing in all three spots with Flavor Bombs® ranking first.
“We are honored to receive numerous awards for our premium produce at this year’s Greenhouse Competition,” said CEO Paul Mastronardi. “Winning all three spots in the Bite-Size category, along with winning Best Overall Tomato and Best Overall Pepper is a true testament to the strength of the SUNSET brand and its commitment to innovation and flavor.”
Products are entered in to a double-blind taste test which are first judged by a panel of experts, including representatives from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Affairs, chefs, and produce managers. All entries are then judged by the public, who cast over 1000 votes this year.
“What I love most about this competition is that products are judged purely on their flavor. Flavor is our top priority at SUNSET so receiving the most awards at this year’s competition is a great compliment to our hardworking team,” said CEO Paul Mastronardi.
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.