BERLIN – 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 in Berlin, Germany, 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 NatureFresh Farms Owner and President Peter Quiring. “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.”
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NatureFresh Farms’ approach to consumer education with the mobile Greenhouse Education Center coupled with the launch of the TomBar and TomBall Machine are examples of consumer connections that help increase fresh produce consumption.
“It is an honor 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, Ontario, and now 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.”
Five nominees from around the world are being recognized for their contributions to the tomato industry. NatureFresh Farms is the only grower from North America who has been nominated this year. Key supporters of the Tomato Inspiration Awards include Priva, Koppert, Svensson, Monsanto, Axia and Enza Zaden.
The Tomato Inspiration Event takes place on February 9 in Berlin, Germany, where the 2017 award will be presented to this year’s Most Inspirational Tomato Grower.
To learn more about NatureFresh Farms, visit naturefresh.ca