Divemex, Guadalajara, Mexico, is extending the season of its organic pepper offerings with the first harvest last week of product from a new greenhouse in Ahualulco.
The greenhouse’s location in central Mexico adds to existing production in Culiacan and Etzatlan, with production in Ahualulco starting about five weeks earlier, according to a news release.
The greenhouse will be used to grow Fair Trade Certified red, green, yellow and orange peppers, according to the release, as well as sweet bell peppers and mini peppers.
Aaron Quon, executive category director of greenhouse and vegetables for Oppy, Divemex’s North American marketing partner, said in the release that more than 40% of the company’s products are organically certified.
“Divemex continues to lead the industry in many ways, including producing top quality Fair Trade organics,” Quon said in the release.
Organics is a key focus of the company’s Growing Beyond Expectations brand.
“We’re investing our energy in areas that can make a meaningful difference for our customers, in this case the availability of superior quality organics,” Luis de Saracho, Divemex CEO, said in the release. “We strive to offer more than what is simply expected; we want to exceed expectations by always delivering the best eating experience while associating Divemex with doing the right thing for people and the planet.”
Divemex also grows conventional sweet bell peppers and long English cucumbers, according to the release.