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The History of the Organics Unlimited Banana

A couple days ago as I chatted with my grandfather, I stumbled upon an interesting piece of history: the reason my grandfather began organic banana production. I had always assumed he grew organic bananas because of…

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Earth Day Donation Project is Up and Running!

We are thrilled to announce that the GROW Earth Day Donation Facebook tab is up and running! We developed the idea on Earth Day 2010, with the goal of raising $10,000 for the GROW Scholarship Endowment…

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Organics Unlimited Introduces Ecuadorian Bananas to Japan

Organics Unlimited has recently announced its first shipment of Ecuadorian bananas to Japan. These low chemical, transitional bananas, sold under the Fruti Fresh label, are the first of many shipments intended to meet the growing demand…

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GROW Story: Cezar

With the help of dedicated volunteers, donations and GROW funds, a young boy's life in Queseria, Mexico will be forever changed. GROW funds are dedicated to helping improve the lives of farm workers and their families.…

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Buy a Banana, Help a Child

Following the recent tour that Project Amigo founders Ted Rose and Susan Hill made through the Northwest, this story ran in The Enterprise newspaper in Washington. Project Amigo is the recipient of GROW funds for programs…

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Wright Sits Astride GROW

US Department of Agriculture Deputy Undersecretary Ann Wright recently visited Portland, Oregon to support regional food systems. GROW organic bananas from Organics Unlimited are as close as you can come to a regional bananas in Oregon,…

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Monumental report from the President’s Cancer Panel

Here is a recent email we received from the Organic Trade Association. There are huge new developments in the organic foods industry that we think you'll find interesting and informative.This is a monumental news day for…

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GROW is Going on Tour!

This week, we will be updating our Social Media sites with info on Ted and Susan from Project Amigo-GROW’s sister program! They’ll be traveling to several natural food stores throughout the week promoting GROW! Be sure…

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Introducing our GROW Earth Day Donation Project

In celebration of Earth Day 2010, we’re spilling the beans about our plans to launch the GROW Earth Day Donation Project! Working with the International Community Foundation, the Earth Day Donation Project is dedicated to raising…

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GROW Gives Academic Scholarships to Deserving Students

Through funds raised by the GROW program, we’re able to send sons and daughters of farm workers to secondary school and college. Without an education, many of these deserving young people would continue in the poverty…

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Unusual Banana Benefits

You already know that bananas are yummy additions to breakfast cereals and a great source of potassium (400 mg of potassium to be exact). What you might not know is that there are many other extraordinary…

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AussiBum Goes Au Naturel!

Thought bananas were only good for a delicious source of potassium? Think again! AussieBum’s new line of underwear could induce a number of bad banana-related jokes, but we’ll stick to the basics: the men’s fashion company…

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New Blog Contributor!

We’d like to welcome Karla Daniella Velazquez de Leon (a.k.a. Danny) to our blog writing team! Danny is the daughter of Organics Unlimited’s owners, Manuel and Mayra Velazquez de Leon. She’s currently a junior at USD…

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Volunteer with GROW!

For many Americans, GROW is a label on their organic bananas that says there is a program that provides a better lifestyle for the banana workers and their families. But GROW is also a program that…

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GROW Funded Dental Care

GROW has established a recurrent dental care and hygiene program in the rural areas of Mexico, designed to improve the health of field workers and their families. The GROW fund sponsors a dentist who visits the…

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Organics Unlimited’s President Honored for Women in Produce!

Our president, Mayra Velazquez de Leon, has been selected as an honoree for the 2010 Women in Produce event sponsored by The United Fresh Produce Association and The Packer! Mayra, among 13 other honorees, will be…

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Banana Prices and Shortages

Our friends at The Packer had a good article on the banana prices and shortages that we wanted to share. At Organics Unlimited, we're finding demand steady as bananas continue to be one of the top…

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Dine Out with GROW Bananas!

Restaurants in the Portland, Oregon area are giving back in a big way through the use of our GROW bananas! Realizing their customers want socially responsible, top quality organic products, it’s no wonder these restaurants chose…

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RECIPE: Jackfruit Patties

4 Cups Organic Green Jackfruit flesh (uncooked)4 Cups Organic Cream2 Organic Eggs3 Cups Organic White Whole Wheat Flour1/4 Cup Chopped Scallions1/4 Cup Chopped Onions1 Tsp Raw Cane Sugar1 Tsp Sea SaltOrganic Sunflower Oil-for fryingDirections: Mix jackfruit…

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Know What a Jackfruit Is?

There's something unusual going through Organics Unlimited's warehouses these days. There as a stopping off place between Mexico and the end consumers in the US, they will also be ripened as they pass through. What are…

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