Category Archives: Press Releases

Organics Unlimited Announces GROW Month Begins Sept. 1

Organics Unlimited GROW month 2016

SAN DIEGO (Aug. 26, 2016) – Organics Unlimited, an organic banana grower and importer headquartered in south San Diego County, will host GROW month in September. The GROW month initiative is a 30-day campaign aimed at partnering with retailers and media in order to create more consumer awareness of organic bananas, healthy lifestyles and GROW’s social responsibility programs. Continue reading

Organics Unlimited Announces New Packaging and Messaging

Mayra Velazquez de Leon headshot


SAN DIEGO (Aug. 10, 2016)Organics Unlimited, an organic banana grower and importer with headquarters in south San Diego County, is pleased to announce it will unveil a fresh, new look to its branding throughout the coming months, including new banana stickers, revised packaging and an updated look and messaging. The elements will roll out  gradually, beginning in August. Continue reading

GROW by Organics Unlimited Partners with Produce for Kids for Power Your Lunchbox and #GROWmonth

SAN DIEGO (August 5, 2016) – GROW by Organics Unlimited announces a partnership with Produce for Kids in its Power Your Lunchbox campaign. This is the third year that GROW and Produce for Kids have collaborated for this digital marketing program that inspires more health-conscious lifestyles.

The Power Your Lunchbox campaign, scheduled for August 8 through September 23, encourages families and individuals to take a pledge to pack healthier lunches during the back-to-school season, including GROW organic 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. Continue reading

GROW by Organics Unlimited Gives Donation to Environmental Health Coalition

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SAN DIEGO (July 29, 2016) – The GROW Fund, a nonprofit program developed by Organics Unlimited in 2005, has provided a grant to Environmental Health Coalition (EHC), a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to improving health and protecting the environment in communities in the San Diego/Tijuana region. 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

GROW by Organics Unlimited Provides $150,000 Grant to Project


SAN DIEGO (Feb. 3, 2016) – The GROW Fund, a nonprofit program developed by Organics Unlimited in 2005, has approved a grant of $150,000 to Project Amigo for 2016 program support. Organics Unlimited and its GROW brand are longtime supporters of Project Amigo, a nonprofit that helps provide access to education for youth in the state of Colima, Mexico, where many Organics Unlimited organic bananas are grown.

“Children of most agricultural workers in the Colima area lack the resources and incentives to continue their educations beyond primary school,” said Mayra Velazquez de Leon, president of Organics Unlimited and GROW. “I am thrilled this contribution from the GROW Fund will help provide opportunities for the youth and continue to advance the region.” Continue reading

Organics Unlimited Hires New Engineer to Oversee Farm Operations

Organics Unlimited Engineer Jairo - officialFrom left to right: Jesus Chavez (Controller), Maria Elena Ochoa (General Manager), Jairo Hernandez de los Santos (Farm Operations Manager), Manuel Velazquez de Leon (VP of Operations)

SAN DIEGO (Nov. 5, 2015) – Organics Unlimited is pleased that Jairo Antonio Hernandez de los Santos is the latest engineer to join the team in Colima, Mexico, as a Farm Operations Manager. The addition of Hernandez de los Santos ensures that the high level of quality of organic produce will not be compromised as fruit production continues to expand. Continue reading