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NatureFresh a finalist for major international award

February 8, 2017  By Dave Harrison

Feb. 8, 2017, Berlin, Germany – NatureFresh Farms has been named as one of five finalists for the prestigious international award of World’s Most Inspirational Tomato Grower.

The award, handed out each year during the annual Fruit Logistica show recognizes the top tomato growers worldwide who have been nominated by an international jury from the tomato industry.

“To be recognized this year as one of the top five most inspirational tomato growers in the world is a tremendous achievement,” said Peter Quiring, owner and president. “Our initiatives to increase fresh tomato consumption have helped raise the bar in delivering consistent quality to the consumer while reducing food miles wherever possible. To all the nominees, I congratulate you on this very important accolade.”



NatureFresh Farms’ approach to consumer education with the mobile Greenhouse Education Centre coupled with the launch of the TomBar™ & TomBall™ machine are examples of consumer connections to help increase fresh produce consumption.

“It is an honour to be nominated with the world’s best tomato growers,” said general manager John Ketler. “We have built our business with a vision of growing great tomatoes year-round at our facilities in Leamington  and now also in Delta, Ohio.

“Supported by a solid infrastructure, forward thinking technology, seed research and development, strategic marketing, and a great team of people, it has helped us create consistent products that our customers love, regardless of the season,” said Ketler.

NatureFresh™ Farms is the only grower from North America nominated this year.


Key supporters of the Tomato Inspiration Awards include Priva, Koppert, Svensson, as well as Monsanto, Axia and Enza Zaden.

The Tomato Inspiration Event takes place on Thursday evening, Feb. 9 when the 2017 Award will be presented to this year’s Most Inspirational Tomato Grower.

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