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Mastronardi/SUNSET shines in vegetable competition


June 24, 2014
By Dave Harrison

June 24, 2014, Kingsville, Ont. – The awards keep rolling in for
Mastronardi Produce/SUNSET®, this time taking home six titles from the
eighth annual Greenhouse Vegetable Competition in Leamington, Ontario.

June 24, 2014, Kingsville, Ont. – The awards keep rolling in for Mastronardi Produce/SUNSET®, this time taking home six titles from the eighth annual Greenhouse Vegetable Competition in Leamington, Ontario.

A record number of greenhouse companies were in the running for this year’s Hottest Tomato, Coolest Cucumber and Perfect Pepper.

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Mastronardi Produce led the competition with six first place awards including Best English Cucumber, Best Overall Tomato and People’s Choice for Best Pepper with SUNSET sweet bell peppers.

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The star of the show? SUNSET’s Seriously Sweet™ Zima™ tomatoes, taking top honors with Best Specialty Tomato and Best Overall Tomato.

“We’re very excited about the Greenhouse Competition results,” says CEO Paul Mastronardi. “Each year the contest gets bigger and better and we’re thrilled to have had such great success, especially with Zima.”

The victorious weekend comes on the heels of the United Fresh show in Chicago, which named SUNSET® Y.E.L.O.™ cocktail tomatoes as the industry’s Best New Vegetable of 2014.

“It’s been a great week,” said Mastronardi. “We’re very proud and very thankful to be getting such incredible feedback from the industry and consumers alike. Zima™ and Y.E.L.O.™ are both great products with amazing colour and flavour and have quickly become household favourites.”

The annual 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.

ABOUT MASTRONARDI PRODUCE

Mastronardi Produce is a pioneer and industry leader in the gourmet greenhouse industry that grows and markets nationally recognized brands such as the Campari®, Zima™, Angel Sweet™, and Kumato™ brand tomatoes under its SUNSET® label.

Family owned and employee managed for over 60 years, Mastronardi prides itself on producing consistently flavorful gourmet tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers.


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