Pacific Organic Produce Partners with Mexus Produce
- by Melissa De Leon Chavez
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - After more than 20 years in providing high-quality organic fruit, Pacific Organic Produce has announced a partnership with Mexus Produce, serving as a platform of growth for both companies.
“We have been in the fruit business for 21 years or so, so we thought it was certainly time,” Founder of Pacific Organic Produce and Purity Organic Fruits and Juices Greg Holzman tells me of the partnership and the company’s new venture into organic vegetables.
Mexus Produce, which just broke ground on a new packing facility in Ensenada, Baja, has been producing high-quality organic vegetables in Baja and Western Mexico for six years.
In that time, it has created a network of year-round supply on many items, including all the following certified organic vegetables:
- Brussels sprouts
It is a meeting of minds that point-man Allen Bernklau describes to me as mutually coordinated and beneficial.
“We chose each other,” Allen, Pacific Organic Produce’s Senior Commodity Development and Sales Specialist, tells me. Allen was brought on to help Pacific Organic grow into the organic vegetable segment, and shares that this is a deal that needed to happen. “We were looking for a good company to partner with south of the border, and they were looking for a partner north of the border to grow. Luckily, we are backed by a very strong company so we can help them do that.”
According to Pacific Organic, Mexus complements its existing Hope branded warm weather vegetable program and Purity Organic tree-fruit program, making Pacific Organic a complete one-stop experience for the best in organically raised fruits and vegetables.
Congratulations to both on this new venture and step towards further growth. AndNowUKnow will continue to report on all the latest partnerships and expansions within the produce industry.