June 17th, 2019 (Leamington, Ontario) – Mucci Farms announces that it has been awarded multiple prizes at the 12th Annual Greenhouse Competition held at the Leamington Fair. Cherto™ Gourmet Cherry Tomatoes on-the-vine took home 1st place for best Bite Size Tomato, CuteCumbers™ received 2nd place for best Cocktail Cucumber as well as Rustico™ Sweet Long Peppers finishing in 3rd place for best Specialty Long Pepper. The company added more awards, two for Sweet To The PointTM Pointed Mini Peppers including Overall Best Pepper, and Smuccies™ Sweet Strawberries which collected the Kid’s Choice award.
“We’re very grateful to be recognized once again at the Leamington Fair for multiple items and as big supporters of our local community, we’re particularly thankful to receive the Kid’s Choice Award that went to our Smuccies™ Sweet Strawberries,” said Emily Murracas, Director of Marketing. “At Mucci Farms, we prioritize flavour right from the first step which is to identify the best seed varieties, followed by the best and safest growing methods. We’re grateful to the judges and the local community for recognizing our team and our growers for all the work they’ve put in.”
The Greenhouse Competition is presented at the Leamington Fair by REACH International to celebrate Essex County as being the largest greenhouse industry in North America. All net proceeds from the event are dedicated to REACH International's Uganda project aimed at building schools, clinics and providing care for impoverished children in the African country. “We enjoy participating in this competition not only to support the local community, but also to support the charitable aspect as it lines up with our goals as a company,” said Joe Spano, Vice President of Sales & Marketing.
Winners for the two-day Greenhouse Competition were selected in two stages. Judges from across the food industry judged each entry on Friday before the public was allowed in the competition tent. The entry with the highest score for each category and the overall competition were declared the winners. Once official judging is complete, the public is given the opportunity to taste all the entries and vote for the People’s Choice and Kid’s Choice Awards.
The awards ceremony was held on Saturday evening, June 15th at the Leamington Fair.