As Hurricane Patricia has dissipated, the Organics Unlimited team has begun to assess the damage incurred by the storm. Thankfully, since the hurricane quickly lost strength once reaching land, the devastation across the entire Colima region of Mexico was less than expected.
We are happy to report that problems at the Organics Unlimited farms appear to be minimal in comparison to what was predicted from the powerful storm. The team began to clear away downed trees and assess farm damage on Sunday, and those activities will continue throughout this week. Operations are up and running and there will be no gap in organic banana supply to our distributors and retailers. (more…)
Hurricane Patricia made her way through Colima and the surrounding area, including many of the Organics Unlimited farms. The strongest storm ever measured, Hurricane Patricia is a category 5 hurricane that had the power to produce 200 mph winds and waves up to 40 feet tall. The 7 million residents of Puerto Vallarta, Colima, Manzanillo and the surrounding areas prepared for the fierce storm. (more…)
Leading into the PMA 2015 Fresh Summit Convention & Expo in Atlanta on October 23-25, there’s a lot of buzz about what attendees can expect from exhibitors and speakers. More than 3,900 retail and foodservice buyers will be attending. They will browse the more than 1,000 exhibitor booths and displays, attend the 15 workshops and share ideas with other industry professionals on what’s trending in fresh produce for the 2016 year. (more…)