Del Rey Avocado Co. Inc., Fallbrook, Calif., has seen a big jump in its organic avocado program, said partner Bob Lucy.
“We have a very large percent of the organic crop,” he said.
The program, headed by Patrick Lucy, director of organic sales, and Jessica Hunter, who handles organic procurement, recently received an upward bump from the addition of a couple of large growers and has picked up some new retail business, he said.
The company sources organic avocados from Chile and Mexico as well as California to provide customers with year-round organic fruit, he said.
Also, Wayne Brydon, previously with the Irvine-based California Avocado Commission, has joined Del Rey Avocado as a field man who will work with growers in the north counties region.