One grower is offering mini sweet peppers from West Mexico for the first time. ( File Photo )

Chamberlain Distributing partners on organics

Nogales, Ariz.-based Chamberlain Distributing Inc. has expanded its presence in the organic deal out of West Mexico, said Jaime Chamberlain, president.

“Our program at Chamberlain Distributing Inc. has matured over the past 48 years into one of the deals most consistent suppliers of mainline items from Mexico,” he said.

“This 2018-19 season is especially exciting because of our new venture into a considerably large organic program with three new growers from Sonora and Sinaloa.”


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Del Campo Supreme boosts offerings

Nogales, Ariz.-based Del Campo Supreme Inc. is offering blueberries and mini sweet peppers from West Mexico for the first time, said Jim Munguia, sales manager.

The product is grown in Sinaloa, he said.

Munguia said he could not provide any estimates on anticipated volume.

“I can’t really tell how it’s going to play out,” he said.


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Fresh Farms expects more volume

Nogales, Ariz.-based grower-shipper Fresh Farms anticipates a year-on-year volume increase of about 10% out of West Mexico, said Jerry Havel, director of sales and marketing.

“We’ve got some new programs,” he said.

“We’ve got a new program for sweet corn out of Los Mochis that will run from late December until March.”

The company also has a new program for colored peppers, from Hermosillo, which runs from January until May, Havel said.

Fresh Farms’ year-to-year growth has been steady, Havel said.

“We’ve been in 12 years, and we’ve grown that much each year,” he said.