The Grower wins three awards

Thinley Sangpo, Fresh Taste Produce, Ontario Food Terminal. Photo by Glenn Lowson.

Story-telling takes different forms but as they say, a photo is worth a thousand words. In this instance, a specific photo is worth gold. 


Congratulations to Glenn Lowson, a freelance photographer who has been working with The Grower for almost a decade. His photo of Thinley Sangpo, Fresh Taste Produce, at the Ontario Food Terminal took first place in the Photography-People category of the recent Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation (CFWF) awards. The same photo earned third place, overall, in the category of Photo of the Year.


The Grower’s podcast with editor Karen Davidson interviewing Oleen Smethurst, Costco Canada, earned second-place honours for its exploration of what taste means today in the produce marketplace.


One of the judges commented: “We don't often hear from the people who do the buying at huge chains like Costco. These are the executives who know what people want. Knowing what Costco wants could make a world of difference for a grower or producer trying to diversify. This piece also made a large company such as Costco seem more human. It made me look at the chain in a different way.”


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