boxes of colourful bell peppersFood Services has taken delivery of its first batch of bell peppers from Leamington-based grower, Under Sun Acres.

University takes delivery of local produce

Food Services has received its first delivery of sweet peppers from greenhouse operator Under Sun Acres, and executive chef Paolo Vasapolli is eager to get cooking with them.

“I know that our customers will enjoy the dishes we create with these beautiful peppers,” says Vasapolli. “They add bright colour and flavour to everything from salads and stir fries to soups and sauces.”

He advises diners to watch for them in food outlets across campus.

Based in Leamington, the company runs one of the largest agricultural greenhouse facilities in the province. The University has entered into a purchase agreement with it as a local source for fresh produce.

Vasapolli notes that Under Sun Acres owner Chris Del Greco threw in a bonus with the initial shipment — basil plants and plum tomatoes.

“I would like to thank Chris for this generous contribution,” Vasapolli says. “I’m really excited to get some of these seasonal specialties onto our patrons’ plates!”