Production & Services

 We recognize “one size does not fit all”.  That’s why we have four operations to serve seasonal needs and ensure just-in-time arrivals.

Nogales, AZ & Los Angeles, CA–  Our headquarters (above, left) is minutes from the Mexico border, along the bustling CANAMEX Corridor uniting Mexico, the U.S. and Canada.   This location ensures convenient ins-and-outs which translates into freshness for you.   Importantly, the $230 million expansion of the Port of Nogales scheduled for completion in 2013 will further enhance the  logistics and speed of our operations.  

One of four separate coolers in Nogales

Our distribution facilities feature:

  • Over 50,000 sf. of office and warehouse
  • Separate coolers with individual controls
  • Computer-controlled humidification
  • Separate staging area for inspections and testing
  • Full consolidation and custom repacking
  • Fleet of refrigerated trailers.

Our Los Angeles sales office is critical in ensuring our Pacific Coast customers get personal service and the fastest deliveries possible.

Our Families:  Growing Together

IMG_0292Santa Maria vegetable production:

We are proud to be partners with family-run agribusiness Brothers Best based out of the Santa Maria and Santa Ynez Valleys in Central California.

Ernesto Ramirez, founder and President of Brothers Best Produce, has been involved in the industry since the early nineties, growing premium produce from Coachella, Bakersfield, Huron, and the majority from the Central Coast Region.

Summer squash is what they specialize in from this region, including Italian, Yellow Straight Neck, and Mexican Grey squash. Other products are winter squash, bell peppers, chili peppers, and tomatillos from May to November. During other months, they grow commodities such as broccoli, lettuce, bok-choy, Napa cabbage, brussel sprouts, English, snap and snow peas.

Borquez familySonora fruit production:

Come Spring, we rely on the Borquez family (left) to deliver produce from Southern Sonora and the Yaqui Valley.  Hard-work and a winning attitude runs in their blood.  For example, Great-grandfather Baldomero “Melo” Almada became the first Mexican to ever play in the Major Leagues with the Boston Red Sox in 1933.  His son Gustavo Borquez was one of the pioneers of  what today is the 250,000 Hectare-Yaqui Valley:  an agribusiness powerhouse in Mexico.

Along with Pablo Borquez Sr, Gustavo’s son, the family eventually moved north to Caborca where he planted the first vineyards in Mexico for raisins and table grapes. Meanwhile, other son Pablo II studied Viticulture at Fresno State and, after graduation, was able to buy back the land in the Yaqui Valley that was appropriated by the Mexican Government 29 years before. Pablo II became the first grower to produce asparagus and table grapes in the region.

The family has created a foundation which today supports thousands of kids and adults in Caborca and Yaqui valleys’ rural village.  The foundation is dedicated to promoting the well-being of their community, with a center of activities and care that is open to everyone.

Having grower partners to our north and south means we are never too far from your DC, ensuring the freshest product to you and your customers!

 

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