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Hottest … Perfect … Coolest … award-winners

June 24, 2016  By Dave Harrison

This year’s winners include, back row (l to r): Margaret Enns (Pure Hothouse Foods), Nancy Pickersgill and Stephanie Myles (Sunset Produce), Caitlyne Johns (Double Diamond Produce), Sid Spano (Mucci Farms), Justin Henkel (Lakeside Produce) and Chris Badaoa (Del Fresco Produce); front row Jordan Kniaziew (Orangeline Farms) and Pete Quiring (Nature Fresh Farms). Missing from photo is Jimmy Coppola (Topline Farms). REACH INTERNATIONAL

June 24, 2016, Leamington, Ont. – This year’s “Hottest Tomato,” “Perfect Pepper” and “Coolest Cucumber” award winners have been served up.

REACH International hosted its ninth annual Greenhouse Competitions during the Leamington Fair. Some 159 entries were judged.

These unique competitions, presented in part by Red Sun Farms, include two stages.


• In the first stage, expert judges from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, grocery store produce managers, chefs and other vegetable connoisseurs judged the entries with a specialized list of criteria.

• Following that, the public voted for their favourite tomato, pepper and cucumber for the “People’s Choice” awards. The “Kids’ Choice” awards had younger audience members vote for their favourites.

The net proceeds from this event will be used for REACH’s main project in Uganda.

Click here for this year’s results.

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