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October 20, 2008 04:10 ET

Peak of the Market: "A Golden Carrot"

Larry McIntosh receives Business Community Champion Award

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Oct. 20, 2008) - The Manitoba Food Charter gave the 2008 Golden Carrot Award for Business Community Food Champion to Peak of the Market's President & CEO, Larry McIntosh. The award was announced last week on World Food Day and was presented to Larry in the Rotunda of the Manitoba Legislature.

The Golden Carrot Award had over 40 nominations this year in 6 categories. Larry McIntosh was nominated for being an enthusiastic promoter of Manitoba-grown vegetables. He promotes fresh Manitoba produce and home cooking through Peak of the Market's website and advertising campaigns and his dedication to community is seen in his support of food banks and community outreach projects. This resulted in over a million pounds of produce being donated to Winnipeg Harvest annually.

The Manitoba Food Charter Golden Carrot Awards were created to honour Manitobans who are getting good food to Manitoba tables, educating young people about food issues or sharing their food traditions with others," said Paul Chorney, Community Liaison of the Manitoba Food Charter.

"The Golden Carrot Award is like winning an Academy Award for me. To be recognized for our work toward a more just and sustainable food system in Manitoba is a real honour," Larry McIntosh said during his acceptance of the award.

World Food Day, October 16, was established by the United Nations in 1945 and is an annual celebration to raise public awareness regarding food issues. It is currently celebrated in 150 countries.

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