Berlin, Germany (February 8th, 2017) – NatureFresh™ Farms has been named as one of 5 finalists for the prestigious international award of Worlds 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 5 most inspirational tomato growers in the world is a tremendous achievement”, said Peter Quiring, Owner & 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 on this very important accolade”, said Quiring.
NatureFresh™ Farms’ approach to consumer education with the mobile Greenhouse Education Center 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 worlds best tomato growers”, said John Ketler, Farm General Manager. “We have built our business with a vision of growing great tomatoes year-round at our facilities in Leamington, ON and now Delta, OH. Supported by a solid infrastructure, forward thinking technology, seed research & 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.
5 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, as well as Monsanto, Axia, and Enza Zaden.
The Tomato Inspiration Event takes place on Thursday evening, February 9th in Berlin, Germany where the 2017 Award will be presented to this years Most Inspirational Tomato Grower.