Recipe: Banana Boat Cupcakes
We’re continuing our celebration of National Pretzel Day (April 26) by bringing you another delightful recipe. These Banana Boat Cupcakes are a scrumptious combination of banana cake and the crunchy goodness of pretzels. A treat you cannot pass on the opportunity to try for yourself. (more…)
Logistics and Distribution Plays a Big Role in Organic Bananas
A good logistics system improves the quality of produce to the end consumer. And depending on where you are, deciding on a produce distributor closest to your area of operations is always the best course of action to limit a carbon footprint. With Organics Unlimited’s farms in Mexico, we are able to provide our customers with the highest quality, freshest organic bananas in a short amount of time. (more…)
Organics Unlimited Adds 370 Acres for Organic Banana Farming
San Diego, CA – Organics Unlimited has added 370 acres of certified organic banana production in Michoacan, Mexico to increase their supply of bananas. This new acreage will provide an additional six to seven loads of product per week in the summer and about four loads per week in the winter. This translates to a low in winter of 3840 cases, and a summer high of 6860 cases of bananas.
“We are very excited to expand Organics Unlimited to not only increase production for our customers, but also to ensure the growth of organic bananas in the marketplace,” says President of Organics Unlimited Mayra Velazquez de Leon. “As demand in organic produce continues to grow, this new farm will help continue to support the industry in providing more sustainable and healthy bananas to consumers.”
According to a survey run by the Organic Trade Association, organic fresh produce accounts for 90.8% of all organic fruit and vegetable sales. Organic fresh produce also saw an increase in sales by a little more than 13% in 2012 to $9.7 billion, and it is expected to increase this year.
“Adding more acreage in Michoacan will help provide current and future customers the opportunity to request more produce at a convenient location,” states Manager of Operations and Logistics of Organics Unlimited Marco Garcia. “Having our farms near the U.S. and Mexican border allows for lower carbon footprint and quicker distribution for a fresher product.”