Mexican fruit and vegetable grower Agrizar is growing berries exclusively for Mastronardi BerryWord America.
With a production network of more than 8,700 acres, Agrizar has partnered with Mastronardi on greenhouse vegetables in the past. Harvest of blueberries and raspberries for Mastronardi BerryWorld began in late September, according to a news release.
“We’re excited to expand our long-standing relationship with Agrizar,” Paul Mastronardi, president and CEO, said in the release. “We’re continually impressed by their operations, facilities, and ability to deliver a fresh, flavorful product. There is massive growth potential for berries in North America, and we look forward to growing together.”
Mastronardi BerryWorld America is a joint venture between Mastronardi Produce Ltd., Kingsville, Ontario, and BerryWorld, of the United Kingdom.
“I was intrigued by the success of BerryWorld’s proprietary berries in global markets,” Piero Zarattini, CEO of Agrizar, said in the release. “But when I witnessed the plants’ durability and yield, and tasted the fruit, I was blown away.”