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GROW Month 2014: Education Updates from Project Amigo and More!

GROW Month 2014 Updates from Project Amigo

There are some amazing things happening in Mexico thanks to your continued support of the GROW program. The purchase of a delicious organic yellow fruit is all it takes to bring smiles to the faces of youths in the state of Colima, Mexico. Your support helps us provide funds to continue educational programs, scholarships, student study centers and more with the non-profit Project Amigo. Learn what is new, and see how your purchase of GROW bananas is helping! Continue reading

GROW Month 2014: GROW Scholars Celebrate the End of Summer

GROW Scholars 2014 Summer Retreat 55

We love to see happy faces on all of the GROW scholars who have been given a better chance at education thanks to your support. Without The GROW Program, many of these kids would not have had the opportunities for success in continuing education. This summer a group of GROW scholars celebrated the end of summer school with a fun retreat. Take a look at the photos after the break. Continue reading

HAPPY GROW MONTH!

GROW-Students GROW Month

If you would like to learn more about GROW, please visit GROWBananas.org.

If you would like to sell GROW bananas in your stores please visit OrganicsUnlimited.com.

Please follow GROW on Facebook and Twitter to show your support and help spread the word about GROW (Giving Resources and Opportunities to Workers).

USDA Expands Organic Sales Tracking

USDA Expands Organic Sales Tracking

Organics don’t dominate in the fresh produce aisle, but produce is by far the leading organic food category with 43% of organic food sales in 2012 being fresh fruits and vegetables, according to the Nutrition Business Journal.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture cited the journal’s statistics in its “Organic Market Overview” earlier this year. The government agency does not track sales of all organic commodities, but relies on industry and academia to provide some statistics on organic sales. Continue reading

Support Healthier Lunches for Back to School!

GROW Healthier Lunches for Back to School

September is just around the corner and families are wrapping up their summer vacations. Now more than ever, your customers have started shopping for back to school lunches. Just as eating healthy for adults is currently a big trend, parents are also encouraging their children to eat healthy. Back to school means opportunities to create new promotions for sales; make sure you are emphasizing the importance of healthy eating in your back to school promotions. Continue reading

Organics Unlimited Celebrates Ninth Annual GROW Month this September

Organics Unlimited Logo

San Diego, CA –  Every September Organics Unlimited celebrates GROW Month, a time when more emphasis on the GROW program is placed on consumer awareness. Having raised over $1 million in support for scholarships, educational programs, and health clinics in the banana growing regions of Ecuador and Mexico, GROW Month has become a very important part in retailer promotions.

“Every year we see GROW Month expand among our customers,” states Mayra Velazquez de Leon, President and Founder of Organics Unlimited and GROW. “I have nothing but gratitude towards the enthusiasm and support our customers show for GROW.”

From 2012 to 2013, GROW support increased by almost 250 percent. This year, GROW has raised almost $200,000 in funds to help continue their efforts in social responsibility. Proceeds of the funds go to Children International and Project Amigo to help build opportunities for the workers, their families and their communities.

“It is very important to us that our customers have all the essential tools and information they need to raise the awareness of the GROW program to encourage the efforts supported with the purchase of every organic GROW banana,” says Velazquez de Leon. “We are all working together to change lives for the better.”

Organics Unlimited continues to offer free point-of-purchase materials to their customers. Complete with header cards, recipe cards, and other signage, all items in the free online store by Organics Unlimited is available for free download for self-printing. Printing is available at a reasonable cost. Banana bags are also available for special order.

Bananas Have Sisters Too!

Red Bananas Organics Unlimited

We learned from the movie Frozen that there is nothing better than sisterly love. Sisters Day is August 3, and we wanted to spread the love of our yellow organic banana sisters: plantains and red bananas. Each with their own unique properties, they both taste great and provide different options for foodies than they are accustom to.  Continue reading