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Peak of the Market wins 2008 Canadian Agri-Food award


November 14, 2008
By Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada

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Peak of the Market wins 2008
Canadian Agri-Food award

Peak of the Market, a produce exporter based in Manitoba, was recently
awarded the top Agri-Food Export award during the 2008 Canadian
Agri-Food Awards of Excellence.

Peak of the Market, a produce exporter based in Manitoba, was recently awarded the top Agri-Food Export award during the 2008 Canadian Agri-Food Awards of Excellence .

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Considered one of Canada’s fastest growing produce exporters, all of Peak of the Market’s vegetables are grown, washed and packaged by Canadian farmers.
 
During the past four years, Peak of the Market has expanded into the organic market and has also recently introduced a popular new potato variety called Adora.
 
The company’s apparent dedication to exporting high-quality products and strong customer service has helped consistently expand its market share and sales figures. During the past two years, the company’s shipping volume has increased by more than 90 per cent, and sales have grown by more than 80 per cent.

The awards ceremony was co-hosted by Dr. Rob McLaughlin, president of the Royal Agriculture Winter Fair, and Guy Lauzon, MP for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry.        
 
This is the eighth annual Canadian Agri-Food Awards of Excellence, co-sponsored by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. The awards recognize outstanding achievements and leadership in six categories: voluntarism, youth leadership, innovation, agri-food export, environmental stewardship and agricultural awareness and education.
 
Other 2008 award recipients included:
• Voluntarism – Southwest Farm Women’s Network, Man.
• Youth Leadership – Carmina Halstead, Ont.
• Innovation – Natunola Health Inc., Ont.
• Environmental Stewardship – Cathy and Bryan Gilvesy, Y U Ranch, Ont.
• Agricultural Awareness and Education – Ontario Farm Animal Council’s public outreach projects