Organic farming and sustainability go hand-in-hand when producing the freshest produce with the least amount of cost to the environment. Environmental benefits include healthier soil, reduced carbon emission, increased animal and human health/welfare and improved biodiversity. This ensures only the healthiest produce reaches retail and restaurant shelves. (more…)
High-quality organic bananas that are delivered fresh and taste great are the product of years of research, experience and daily dedication. When considering how we are able to provide the freshest, highest-quality bananas to retailers and distributors, it’s important to know that we meticulously oversee the whole logistical chain. From the soil the bananas are grown in to the storage before distributors pick up their orders we keep quality in mind first and foremost.
The first step is to guarantee that the plants have good nutrition while growing. This begins with the soil. By performing soil tests at the farms and sending the samples to a lab for testing, we can determine the nutrient levels and moisture in the soil. These results show if the soil needs any organic fertilizers to provide the banana plants with the proper nutrients they need. It also helps determine if irrigation levels are accurate. Also very important, Organics Unlimited ensures that the soil used to grow organic bananas has never been used before in conventional farming, thus eliminating the possibility of residual chemicals.
As the banana plants grow, their physical characteristics are tracked for problems that may affect the quality of the bananas. Special teams make sure the irrigation systems provide each plant with the perfect amount of water and ensure the proper amount of sunlight reaches each plant.
Once the fruit is mature, bananas are cut and the process of getting them ready for shipping begins. The best, highest quality bananas without bruises or cuts are chosen (external blemishes can signify a poor quality fruit underneath the peel).
Transportation is very important in bringing high-quality bananas from the farm to the grocery store. Organics Unlimited uses trucks with temperature and humidity control, keeping the bananas at optimal levels so they don’t spoil from freezing or overheating. The transportation system ensures that the freshness of Organics Unlimited bananas is unmatched.
Once in Organics Unlimited’s San Diego warehouse, bananas are stored in climate-controlled, pressurized conditions for no more than two days before distributors pick them up. During the storage time, the Organics Unlimited team continues to monitor the quality of the product and tracks internal temperatures of bananas as well as external appearance.
Without a doubt, the most important aspect of the logistical and quality assurance process at Organics Unlimited is the people, the staff that work together with enthusiasm and passion to produce the best organic bananas possible. We take pride in our fresh, organic fruit, our communities and our customers and consumers!
To learn more about our organic bananas and how you can offer Organics Unlimited and GROW organic bananas in your store, please visit OrganicsUnlimited.com. You may also follow Organics Unlimited on Facebook and Twitter for more news.