Sailing the seven seas with SUNSET support

July 18, 2008
Written by Mastronardi Produce/SUNSET
1894_sailor_clsupJuly 18, 2008, Marina Del Ray, CA — While most North American teenagers are dreaming about baseball and video games, 16-year-old  Zac Sunderland recently set sail to attempt to become the youngest sailor to circumnavigate the globe alone. Over the next 12 to 14 months, Sunderland will travel more than 65,000 kilometres on his own, diverting to port only 12 times to replenish supplies, which will include a popular line of greenhouse vegetables.
Sunderland left the port of Marina Del Ray, California, on June 14 under much fanfare and media attention, with a bevy of fresh Sunset tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers to start the trip. Mastronardi Produce will be periodically shipping its fresh gourmet greenhouse Sunset brand produce to Sunderland over the course of the next year as he sails around the world.
“We are pleased to support this record-breaking trip as Zac attempts to become the youngest sailor ever to circumnavigate the world,” said Paul Mastronardi, executive vice-president for Mastronardi Produce/SUNSET.
Mastronardi Produce, one of the largest greenhouse growers in North America, recently u
1894_sailboatnveiled its Sunset Kidz program that includes the MiMi Candy Tomato and MiMi Candy Cucumber products that will be marketed to kids later this summer. Their unique si1894_sunset_logoze, shape and extra sweet flavour will be a hit for kids of all ages. Once these new products reach the stores later this summer, Sunderland will be one of the first to receive the Sunset Kidz line of greenhouse produce at one of his stops in August.
Mastronardi Produce (greenhouse tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers), in conjunction with Produce for Kids, provided financial support to help Zac accomplish his dream of sailing around the world on his own. To learn more about the voyage, visit

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