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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

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

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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

Introducing GROW Students Erasmo and Alondra

Introducing GROW Students Erasmo and Alondra

Project Amigo, a nonprofit that helps provide access to education for youth in the state of Colima, Mexico, is one of the primary beneficiaries of the funds raised from the purchase of GROW organic bananas. Through your purchases, Project Amigo is able to award scholarships to help bright young students attend school all the way through college by providing tuition support, tutoring, supplies and more.

We are pleased to introduce two new students to the program, funded through GROW scholarships. Both students participate in the Cerro de Ortega Homework Club and have been identified by their teachers as promising scholars. Continue reading

GROW Scholars Participate in ESL Class

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Organics Unlimited and GROW have been longtime supporters of Project Amigo, a nonprofit that helps provide access to education for youth in the state of Colima, Mexico. Funds from GROW sponsor students in Project Amigo’s programs. Recently, a group of volunteers visited to facilitate a week-long ESL class for the GROW scholars. Volunteers worked one-on-one with the students, helping them improve their English-speaking skills through classroom work and field trips.

There was learning, laughter and friendships created throughout the week. The GROW scholars shared these thoughts about the ESL program: Continue reading

GROW by Organics Unlimited Supports Project Amigo through Grant

DSCF0122As most Organics Unlimited retailers and distributors know, a percentage derived from the purchase of each box of GROW organic bananas is earmarked for the GROW Fund. The GROW Fund was created in 2005 to allow Organics Unlimited and its customers to give back to the communities near Organics Unlimited’s banana farms. Over the past decade, through retailer and distributor support, GROW organic banana purchases have provided over $2 million in aid for these communities in Mexico and Ecuador.

Organics Unlimited and GROW have been longtime supporters of Project Amigo, a nonprofit that helps provide access to education for youth in the state of Colima, Mexico. We are pleased to announce that Organics Unlimited has approved a grant of $150,000 to Project Amigo for 2016 program support. 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

2015 Year in Review

Organics Unlimited Staff Christmas Party 2015

As the year draws to a close, we looked back at 2015 and found that Organics Unlimited and GROW had quite a few memorable moments over the last 12 months.

The year began with Organics Unlimited celebrating its 15th year of business as well as being named one of San Diego’s Most Admired Companies by San Diego Metro Magazine.

In February, produce companies nationwide faced a challenge during the West Coast port dispute. Dozens of cargo ships were anchored just off the coasts of Los Angeles and Long Beach, waiting their turn to be unloaded while their perishable goods spoiled. Thankfully, Organics Unlimited ships the majority of its fruit by truck from Mexico to San Diego, so our logistics chain was less compromised than others and we lost less product.

Organics Unlimited aims for continued quality, sustainability and growth. To answer these commitments and keep increasing our product yield, Organics Unlimited hired a new engineer in 2015 to help oversee the growing and production processes.

GROW celebrated a milestone year in 2015, noting a decade of giving back to Mexican and Ecuadorian communities through the program. More than $2 million in aid (and counting!) has been donated thanks to your continued purchases of GROW organic bananas. GROW marked its 10th anniversary with a new, limited-edition label and a special initiative in September called GROW Month.

Organic Odes, the blog for Organics Unlimited and GROW, saw more visitors and more page views than any other year. Readers from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Brazil, Italy and more logged on to read updates on our organic produce, learn more about our nonprofit initiatives and more. Top blog posts were:

Thank you for your continued support and readership. If you’d like to see an article on a specific topic or get more information on our brands, please contact Organics Unlimited at organics@osterads.com.

In 2016, look for more great recipes, updates, merchandising tips and other content on OrganicOdes.com. Organics Unlimited will be debuting some exciting changes in the New Year. When we’re ready to roll them out, you’ll find all the information here on our blog!

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