Red Sun brings home trophy in United Way charity event

Red Sun brings home trophy in United Way charity event

Red Sun Farms, Kingsville, Ontario, highlighted its Sweetpops tomatoes and Sweetpeps peppers at a recent United Way fundraiser that pairs local greenhouses with a chef and local student.

The United Way Battle of the Growers on June 21 gave Red Sun the opportunity to highlight the sweet tomatoes and peppers.

The event was a fundraiser for United Way’s On Track to Success program in Leamington, Ontario, which helps students graduate high school to enter a trade or post-secondary education, according to a news release.

“The dish created by Brandon Zeuch and Luke Soulliere from The Grove Brewhouse with our Sweetpops and Sweetpeps, ‘Piggy Pepper Poppers,’ paired with the 2018 Red Sky at Night Rose supplied by CREWinery was incredible,” Leona Neill, director of marketing and packaging at Red Sun Farms. “The way the flavors complimented each other coupled with the colors and textures from our delectable produce was just perfect.”

Red Sun’s entry earned the company the “best overall” trophy.

This is the event’s third year, according to the release, and the six competing culinary teams worked with local chefs and an On Track to Success student.

“Not only does it bring awareness to the greenhouse industry, but it also allows us to showcase how flavourful and versatile our produce is,” Neill said in the release. “It also introduces the community to other local businesses — all the while raising money for a great cause.”