GROW Scholar Rafa Attends High School with the Help of Casa Amiga

Rafa

The mission of GROW organic bananas is, and always has been, to help create a better quality of life for not only the workers on our farms, but for entire communities. The agricultural areas of Mexico and Ecuador are typically filled with families living in poverty, and we feel a responsibility to help provide a better lifestyle for them – regardless of their employment.

Through your GROW by Organics Unlimited purchases, Organics Unlimited is able to give back to the communities in Mexico and Ecuador where our organic bananas are grown. Continue reading

Top Tips for Effective Merchandising of Organic Bananas

First Alternative CoopIn the world of produce sales, bananas are consistently a top-seller. However, it is important to remain proactive in increasing banana sales and keep them top-of-mind for customers. How are you merchandising the high quality, organic bananas you sell, and communicating that they are grown sustainably with a concern for the environment and for communities?

Successful merchandising can help you sell more organic bananas. Here, we pull together some of our tried-and-true tips and tricks that we’ve accrued over our decades of selling organic bananas. Continue reading

Ensuring Quality Organic Bananas Every Time

Organics Unlimited quality bananas

There is nothing better than a perfectly ripe, sweet banana, just like the ones that Organics Unlimited is proud to provide. But what goes into the making of a perfect banana? There are many factors that play into quality when growing and shipping organic bananas.

At Organics Unlimited, our focus on quality starts at the very beginning, with the soil meeting certain conditions that allow us to certify our bananas as organic. When a banana begins its journey from our farms to your table, the very first step after picking is washing and packing. It is then that the bananas are ready for transport and storage. Because bananas undergo biochemical reactions as they mature, it is particularly important that attention is paid to transport and storage conditions. Continue reading

Organics Unlimited Helps Organically Grown Company Celebrate $1 Million Donation Milestone to the GROW Fund

GROW scholars Thank YouNorthwest-based organic distributor of GROW by Organics Unlimited, Organically Grown Company (OGC), recently reached an impressive milestone, announcing the donation of $1 million to the GROW program through 10 years of sales. OGC committed to purchasing its organic bananas exclusively from GROW beginning in 2005 when the brand was first introduced by Organics Unlimited. Together, with the cooperation of its retail customers, the company celebrates this philanthropic achievement. Continue reading

Organically Grown Company Announces $1 Million Donated to GROW through Sales of Organic Bananas

SAN DIEGO (May 18, 2016) – Northwest-based organic distributor Organically Grown Company (OGC) recently reached an impressive milestone, announcing the donation of $1 million to the GROW program through 10 years of sales. OGC committed to purchasing its organic bananas exclusively from GROW beginning in 2005 when the brand was first introduced by Organics Unlimited. Together, with the cooperation of its Northwest-based retail customers, the company is proud to celebrate this philanthropic achievement.

Through the GROW program, $.60 from of every box of organic bananas from GROW by Organics Unlimited is invested back into the communities in Mexico and Ecuador where Organics Unlimited’s bananas are grown. Continue reading

Promote Fresh Fruits and Vegetables for Consumer Health

Organics Unlimited fruit variety

We all know that fruits and vegetables are a key component to a healthy diet, and now we have more research that shows why produce is so important.

A new study in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry demonstrates new understanding of how bananas make and store carotenoids, a compound found at various levels within bananas. Carotenoids are important vitamin precursors for eye health because they are converted to vitamin A in the liver, which promotes good eyesight. These findings could help scientists develop banana varieties that have higher amounts of carotenoids, leading to enhanced health benefits for consumers. Continue reading

Welcome the Newest GROW Scholar: Brian Arturo Plancarte de los Santos

GROW Scholar

Through your GROW by Organics Unlimited purchases, Organics Unlimited is able to give back to the communities in Mexico and Ecuador where our organic bananas are grown. The GROW program supports Project Amigo, a nonprofit partner that provides residents near Colima, Mexico with literacy, vision, dental and hearing clinics and also helps establish children’s educational programs, scholarships and boarding homes. Continue reading