This fall Organic Alliance Inc. will offer additional green beans, tomatoes and cucumbers as the result of a $5 million-plus supply contract the Salinas, Calif., company recently signed with a Mexican grower.
Although Organic Alliance officials are not releasing the name of the grower in northern Mexico, citing “competitive reasons,” a news release from the company said the supply contract will generate $5.3 million to $6 million in revenue from harvests expected to begin in November.
The company is negotiating “several (other) diversified organic produce supply contracts” that officials expect to sign for its fall and winter programs, according to the release. Organic Alliance officials were not available for comment.
Based in northern Mexico, the recently signed grower has a family-owned, organic-certified operation with 10 years of experience, the Organic Alliance Inc. release said. It will provide green beans, grape tomatoes, roma tomatoes and cucumbers for distribution in the U.S.
Shipping from the new grower is expected to begin in November and continue through April. The produce will be packed in Organic Alliance Inc. branded cartons and retail packages for U.S. supermarkets and specialty grocers, the release said.
Organic Alliance Inc. also markets Fair Trade and conventional produce, according to the company’s Web site.