2008 Winners

2008 Hottest Tomato Winner

The 2nd annual Hottest Tomato Competition was the weekend of August 15-17, 2008 at the Leamington Tomato Festival.

Best Overall Hothouse Tomato:

Best Hothouse Specialty Tomato:
Tomato # 31 Mastronardi Produce
Champagne Cocktail Tomato

Best Hothouse Roma Tomato:
Tomato # 13 Pure Hothouse Foods Roma Tomato

Best Hothouse Beefsteak Tomato:
Tomato # 5 Mastronardi Produce Beefsteak Tomato

Best Hothouse Cluster:
Tomato # 18 Erie Shores Cluster Tomato

The People's Choice Award:
Tomato # 11 CNK Farms Specialty Tomato
Bella Sweets (strawberry tomato)
Distributed by Mucci Pac

For Most Pledges Raised for REACH International:
The Tomato Master Jacket goes to
Fausto Amicone, AMCO Produce.

REACH International

All funds raised from the Greenhouse Competitions go to R.E.A.CH. International.  This local charity has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to build schools & clinics, drill water wells, and sponsor and care for impoverished children in Uganda, Africa.

Their unique program guarantees that 100% of child-sponsorship dollars goes to help the children. Fundraisers, such as this one raise money for operating expenses and since we’re all volunteers, our expenses are very low. Whatever we raise beyond those expenses also goes to our projects.