Why Banana Availability Can Vary So Much

Why Banana Availability Can Vary So Much

Organics Unlimited grows most of the organic bananas in Mexico. We chose the location of our farms based on its fertile soil, abundant rainfall and warm climate. However, like any area that is good for growing, there is risk based on weather issues. For us, it is usually tropical storms, including strong winds, heavy rains and hurricanes, but it can also be below normal temperatures. This year in southern Mexico we have seen damage due to strong winds, and we have been in the path of several hurricane force tropical storms. We’d like you to understand a bit of what this can mean for us and for you as a distributor or retailer. Continue reading

Recipe: Banana, Bacon & Chocolate Spring Rolls

Recipe Banana, Bacon an Chocolate Spring Rolls

What brings a smile to your face? Today is World Smile Day, and here at Organics Unlimited we like to celebrate by providing you a delicious recipe that is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face! Continue reading

2014 Banana Bags Now Available

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We are excited to share with you our newest banana bags for 2014.

The banana bags are a great way for retailers to increase banana sales and create an attractive visual to appeal to customers. This year we have included two fun recipes that are easy projects your customer can enjoy with their children.

The banana split bites recipe is a simple six-step process that is healthy and enjoyable to eat; the mini banana cream cookie pie recipe is an eight-step process that is fun and can be used at a children’s birthday party. Not only do the banana bags provide customers with creative recipes, but they also provide children with a fun coloring project.

Stick ripened bananas in the banana bags and display them in the produce section near GROW and Organics Unlimited labels. Customers will familiarize themselves with the cause and brand while you increase sales.

Don’t forget to put your order in by calling Organics Unlimited at 619.710.0658, and visit our merchandising website for more tips and tricks to get the most bank for your buck.

Thank You for Celebrating GROW Month 2014

GROW Month 2014 Success

GROW Month has come to an end this year, but not without the valued success of your wonderful support. Every year we look to increase the awareness of the GROW program in hopes that others will be inspired to help provide resources and opportunities for the families and workers in Mexico and Ecuador.

Thanks to your words of encouragement and your dedication to the GROW program, we will be able to continue providing for those in need. The GROW fund will maintain its efforts to keep children in schools, create opportunities for volunteers, set up health and dental clinics, develop clean water programs, and so much more.

As we head into October we would like to remind everyone to share GROW stories with your customers. Your community will value your time and commitment to social responsibility.

Again, thank you for another terrific GROW Month.

Recipe: Easy Fruit Pizza

Recipe Easy Fruit PizzaOctober is National Pizza month, but that doesn’t mean you have to eat unhealthy pizza. And by unhealthy pizza, that doesn’t mean you have to stick to white sauce and vegetables. More outside the box, this recipe for easy fruit pizza is the perfect treat or appetizer to serve your guests at a fall BBQ or dinner party. Continue reading

The Value in Children Promotions for Organic Bananas

Marketing Produce for Kids Bananas Sushi

The 2014 Power Your Lunch program by Produce For Kids has ended. We appreciate all the of your help in pledging your support and raising awareness to encourage parents to pack healthier lunches for kids. In the end, the program received 7,067 pledges from consumers across the U.S. We are glad we could be a part of this special effort with Produce for Kids, and we will be donating almost $1,800 to DonorsChoose.org, which will fund school projects in the U.S. Continue reading

GROW Scholar, Luis, Aspires to Graduate High School and Attend College

Luis GROW Scholar Update September 2014

We’re continuing GROW Month with another great letter from Luis, a GROW scholar for the past six years. Luis will be completing high school soon and plans on attending university after graduating. Learn more about Luis’ inspiring ambition after the break. Continue reading