Hottest Tomato Competition

Greenhouse Industry growers, marketers and suppliers... participate in the annual competitions which celebrate Essex County as being the largest greenhouse industry in North America.

This unique competition happens in two stages.  First, on Friday evening, expert judges from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), grocery store produce managers, chefs and many others judge the entries with a pre-determined list of criteria. Second, throughout Friday and Saturday, the public vote for their favourite Tomato in the “People’s Choice” awards.

The Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 14th. Come see who takes the coveted crystal trophies and of course the bragging rights to all the best producers in North America.  The net proceeds from this event will be used for R.E.A.CH. International's main project in Uganda, Africa.

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.