GROW Student: María

Maria GROW

María Isabel Murillo Chávez has been a GROW scholar for two years. At 15 years old, she is midway through her high school studies. What she will remember most from this past school year is sharing some of the best moments with her friends. Continue reading

Tips for Marketing Organic Bananas to Millennials

banana and handA recent study sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company was cited in the July 2015 issue of Grocery Headquarters. The study, all about how Millennials shop for groceries, offered some key insights that grocery store retailers can use when wondering how to sell Organics Unlimited bananas toward the Millennial market.

Millennials spend $200 billion annually on groceries, averaging about $281 monthly per individual. That’s a large portion of the market, and through effective merchandising retailers can push products according to the generation’s needs. Continue reading

How Retailers and Distributors Prepare for GROW Month

GROW organic banana displayGROW Month, a 30-day celebration of Organics Unlimited’s nonprofit program, begins September 1. With each box of GROW organic bananas sold, a portion of the proceeds are directed toward the GROW fund and are used for youth education scholarships in Mexico, clean water programs in Ecuador, dental and vision care in Mexico, micro-loans for small family businesses and more. Continue reading

Keeping an Eye on Quality: From Soil to San Diego

Organics Unlimited Banana Farm

When considering how to provide the freshest, highest-quality bananas to retailers and distributors, it’s important to think of the logistical chain and ensuring the quality of the product throughout the growing and shipping process. From the soil to the storage of the bananas before distributors pick up their orders, Marco, the Operations & Logistic Manager for Organics Unlimited, oversees the entire process. He shares more information about how our organic bananas are grown, picked and transferred, all with quality in mind. Continue reading

Recipe: Banana Almond Granola Clusters

Recipe Banana Almond Granola Clusters

Store-bought granola can oftentimes be loaded with extra sugar. But these healthy granola clusters stay sweet with the help of a little honey, banana and almond butter. Organic bananas complement the seeds and nuts in this recipe to create a snack packed with necessary vitamins and nutrients. This snack is a crowd-pleaser for entertaining or a great on-the-go breakfast item for all ages. Continue reading

GROW Partners with Produce for Kids


GROW has partnered with Produce for Kids in its Power Your Lunchbox campaign. This digital marketing program aims to inspire more health-conscious lifestyles. This year, the Power Your Lunchbox campaign coincides with the 10th anniversary celebrations of GROW Month, happening in September.

The Power Your Lunchbox campaign, scheduled for August 3 through September 18, encourages families and individuals to take a pledge to pack healthier lunches during the back-to-school season, utilizing GROW bananas and other participating healthy brands. For each pledge taken, Organics Unlimited and other sponsor brands will make a donation to Feeding America® children’s programs that focus on health and wellness across the country.

Retailers, media and other trade organizations can support the Power Your Lunchbox program by joining GROW and Produce for Kids in a Twitter party at 6 p.m. PT on Wednesday, August 12.  You can find the party on Twitter by following for #poweryourlunchbox hashtag.

Other back-to-school messaging and healthy eating tips will be available from GROW throughout the Power Your Lunchbox campaign.

You can get involved in sharing the message of GROW during the Power Your Lunchbox campaign and GROW Month using #GROWTURNS10 on TwitterFacebook or Instagram.

For more information on how you can help support please visit our GROW website. You may also follow GROW on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.

To learn more about our organic bananas and how you can supply them in your store, please visit

You may also follow Organics Unlimited on Facebook and Twitter for more news.

Recipe: Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bread

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July 28 is National Milk Chocolate Day, according to This sounds like a holiday our taste buds are happy to support! Organic bananas are the perfect accompaniment to milk chocolate, and this twist on a banana bread adds a touch of sweetness with milk chocolate chips. The addition of the oats in this recipe allows you to eat it for breakfast without guilt, or serve it for a snack or dessert. Continue reading