Paradise Hill Farm Market Fresh tomatoes and basil are grown by Tony and Karen Legault and family in Nanton, Alberta. The nutrients are fed to the plants along with the water they receive multiple times daily depending on the amount of sunlight the plants receive. The watering and internal greenhouse environment is computer controlled to provide optimal growing conditions for our greenhouse tomatoes and basil.
Our Market Fresh tomatoes and basil have always been grown using only biological controls in the greenhouse during the crop cycle. An example of this would be using things like natural predator insects to eliminate any harmful insects rather than applying chemical pesticides. Our tomatoes are randomly tested for pesticide residues independently or by Health Canada. We also participate in the Canadian Horticultural Council compliant On Farm Food Safety Program that is independently audited several times a year at random by Hunt Food Services and also each term by Canada GAP Food Safety auditors.
Our tomatoes are picked only when they are fully ripened by natural sunlight which enhances their flavour. The tomatoes are graded for the best quality and hand packed and delivered the very next day to your local Calgary Co-op produce department.