Organics Unlimited Set to Exhibit at Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit 2019
- by Kayla Webb
SAN DIEGO, CA - If you didn’t have enough to go bananas over ahead of this year’s PMA Fresh Summit, Organics Unlimited is adding more excitement to the must-attend event’s lineup. This year, the organic produce provider is highlighting its organic, eco-friendly growing practices, sustainability, and its GROW by Organics Unlimited social responsibility program, which uses banana purchases to help communities.
“We look forward to exhibiting again this year at PMA Fresh Summit to share our vision of sustainability, including growing organic bananas that are fairly traded and environmentally responsible farming practices as well as exciting new developments within our company,” said Mayra Velazquez de León, President and CEO. “Visitors to our booth will enjoy great giveaway items like magnetic toy monkeys, always a crowd favorite, and reusable natural fiber bags.”
Organics Unlimited grows certified organic bananas, as well as organic plantains and organic coconuts, which is on target with consumer demand that continues to trend towards organic produce that is fairly traded, supports small growers, is sustainably and ethically grown, and contributes to positive social change. Organics Unlimited hits all of these marks in its growing regions in Colima and Michoacán, Mexico, and Ecuador, where it works in close partnership with local small growers to support their organic production processes and implement the best practices that provide healthy, safe, and consistent tropical organic produce year-round.
According to a press release, sales from Organics Unlimited’s GROW organic label bananas have provided nearly $2 million in aid since 2005; for every box of GROW bananas sold, a percentage is earmarked for the GROW fund, which are then used for youth educational programs, health clinics, and dental and vision care in Mexico; clean water and early childhood education programs in Ecuador; and disaster relief and environmental initiatives like long-term protection of the Arroyo Alamar watershed, which feeds into the San Diego-Tijuana region, from manmade pollution.
To hear more about Organics Unlimited’s story—which began in 2000 with a commitment to providing organic and sustainable produce to consumers in the U.S., Canada, and Asia—stop by booth #681. For more pre-PMA news coverage, keep on reading AndNowUKnow.