Prepare for GROW Month this September

Prepare for GROW Month this September

We are less than two months away from our favorite time of the year, GROW Month! Every September, we celebrate everything that is GROW and we encourage all to share the amazing stories and work that has been accomplished thanks to your support. Continue reading

GROW by Organics Unlimited Partners with Produce for Kids

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San Diego, CA – The GROW Fund, a non-profit certification developed by Organics Unlimited in 2005, has partnered with Produce for Kids in their Power Your Lunchbox Pledge. This one-of-a-kind digital marketing program will take place from August 11 through September 15, inspiring more health conscious lifestyles.

The Power Your Lunchbox Pledge encourages families throughout the U.S. to take a pledge to pack healthier lunches for their children utilizing GROW bananas as one of the participating organizations. For each pledge taken, Organics Unlimited will make a donation to DonorsChoose.org in support of programs that focus on health and wellness classroom projects across the country.

“Organics Unlimited is always looking for new, innovative ways to express the benefits of healthy living through organic bananas,” states President of Organics Unlimited, Mayra Velazquez de Leon. “We are very excited to join Produce for Kids in their efforts to create a healthier nation.”

Tie-ins with back-to-school messaging and healthy eating will be at the forefront of the Power Your Lunchbox Pledge website. A Twitter party will also be held on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, for anyone interested in communicating with the participating produce companies first-hand.

Recipe: Caribbean Jerk Chicken with Fried Bananas

Recipe Caribbean Jerk Chicken Recipe with Fried Bananas

This recipe for Caribbean jerk chicken with fried bananas calls for one of the most unlikely duos in culinary history. Despite the fact, this is a magical pairing that brings the fantastic flavor of the jerk chicken out with the savory sweetness of the fried bananas. You have to try it to believe it yourself!  Continue reading

Perfectly Fresh Means Happier Customers

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When your customers shop the produce aisles, they’re looking for quality, freshness and appeal.  What they see that looks at the peak of ripeness without being past its prime is what they will often buy. So the more that they can rely on your stores for “perfectly fresh” produce choices, the more they will come back specifically to fill their carts with good tasting bananas, tomatoes, melons and peppers.  Continue reading

Organic Crops Have Significantly More Antioxidants, Study Finds

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An international study led by the University of Newcastle in the U.K. has found a diet of organic food can provide antioxidants that are equivalent to 1-2 extra portions of fruit and vegetables per day.

A release from the university said the meta-analysis looked at 343 studies into the differences between organic and conventional crops, and found that the former can have 18-69% more antioxidants such as polyphenolics than the latter.  Continue reading

GROW: Ecuador Early Childhood Education Project – AFLATOT Program

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The Early Childhood Education Program, “Semillas” (Seeds), has been able to continue its incredible development because you choose GROW bananas.  Now in its second stage, the program has been enhanced with the social and financial education program Aflatot to meet Children International institutional objectives. The program now dovetails with sister programs offered in Ecuador for older children: Aflatoun (for children ages 6-11) and Aflateen (for youth ages 12-19). Learn how your support of GROW contributes to these efforts after the break.

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Recipe: Caramel Apple Pecan Pie

Recipe Caramel Apple Pecan Pie

In celebration of Pecan Pie Day tomorrow, we have a scrumptious recipe for a caramel apple pecan pie. Nothing says home comfort like a warm apple pie with all the fixings. It may be the summer, but what could compete against a delicious apple pecan pie?

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