When founders Mayra and Manuel Velazquez de Leon started Organics Unlimited in 2000, it was with a mission to provide the best quality organic tropical fruits to consumers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The mission also included not forgetting the social responsibilities of their backgrounds – to care for the workers who make this quality possible.

Organics Unlimited is 100% organic, and has been since its beginnings. In 1972, when Mayra’s father, Carlos Cortes, was asked by a client how his great tasting bananas were grown, he described the truly natural process he’d learned from his father, including watering the plants from the river water that flowed through the farms.

The client and Cortes partnered to bring the first commercially grown organic bananas to the United States that year.

Now, Organics Unlimited takes extra care to continue growing a natural, truly organic fruit just as our ancestors did, importing the freshest and healthiest tropical fruit from organic banana farms Mexico and South America.

In 2005, Organics Unlimited started a program called GROW, meant to benefit the communities where the organic tropical fruit is grown. GROW was founded on the principle of providing a better lifestyle for not only the workers who grow the produce, but also others in the community who are often living in poverty.

The GROW program helps provide educational, dental and vision support to those who need it the most, regardless of their employment. Sixty cents of every box of GROW organic bananas is directed toward these programs.