The Star Group Opens New Growing and Packing Facility, Enhances Big Taste
- by Sarah Johnson
COALDALE, ALBERTA - The Star Group has opened its latest growing and packing facility in Culiacán, Mexico, which includes state-of-the-art packing facilities, text fields, propagation facilities, and greenhouses.
Prepped throughout the fall, the facility is completely functional and the main staple of the new location, the company’s Big Taste roma tomatoes, will first hit the market later this week. They will also be available in bulk format, bags, clams, and a brand-new top-seal package starting this January, according to a press release.
“We are thrilled to be shipping Big Taste romas into both Nogales and McAllen,” said Matt Bates, President of Mexico operations for The Star Group. “The crop looks great and the packaging presentation is really striking.”
Throughout the winter season, the Culiacán location will be shipping roma tomatoes, beefsteaks, grape tomatoes, and slicer cucumbers. Despite the severe weather conditions in Mexico, the new facilities and crops are holding their own.
“Our goal was to be able to grow and pack up to the standards of the Big Taste brand,” said Matt. “We are so thrilled with our Culiacán team and their passion to be able to achieve Big Taste right out of the gate.”
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